September 15, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Renee Dallman, Communications Specialist
James City County receives Achievement Award
James City County was recently recognized with a 2011 Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) Achievement Award for www.williamsburgworks.com, a one-stop portal to information and resources of interest to prospective employees with emphasis on job and relocation opportunities. The website is a collaboration that includes James City County, the City of Williamsburg, and York County as well as Busch Gardens & Water Country, USA, College of William and Mary, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Jamestown Yorktown Foundation, Kingsmill Resort & Spa, and Sentara Hospital, with The Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance hosting the site.
Since its launch in April 2010, response to the website has been extremely positive with an average of 600 visits a month.
This effort signifies more than a website since partners already had their respective websites in place. The adoption of a shared services model maximized resources and resulted in a change in philosophy towards prospective employees and the relationship to regional economic health.
James City County is one of twelve counties receiving an award this year.
The Award was presented at the September 13 Board of Supervisors meeting, Pictured (l to r): Mary K. Jones, Board of Supervisors Chairman; Phyllis Errico, VACo; and Robert C. Middaugh, County Administrator.