N E W S R E L E A S E
Date: Sept. 17, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tammy Rosario, Principal Planner
JCC’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan Tracking Tool receives awards
James City County’s 2009 Comprehensive Plan Implementation Tracking Tool has received a 2012 Achievement Award from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) and the Planning Innovation Award from the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association.
The web-based Tool tracks and manages the County’s progress in accomplishing the Comprehensive Plan’s nine goals, 57 strategies and 435 actions. The public is able to view the actions and progress through the County’s website and the Planning Commission Annual Report resulting in an increased level of transparency.
The Tracking Tool was developed in partnership between the County’s Planning and Information Technology staff.
In July, the 2009 Comprehensive Plan received two awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo): the 2012 Achievement Award that recognizes an effective and innovative program and the 2012 Best Rural Program Award (population 75,000 and under) that singles out the County as one of 16 winners out of 592 national submissions.
The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s master plan for guiding future growth. Reviewed every five years, it is used to evaluate development proposals and guide the decisions of County departments. It covers all aspects of the community, including economic development, population growth, public facilities, parks and recreation, and transportation.
For more information, visit jamescitycountyva.gov/comprehensiveplan.
Pictured L to R: JCC staff members Jason Purse, Tammy Rosario, Brigitte White, Leanne Reidenbach and VACo Director of Policy Development Larry Land