N E W S R E L E A S E
March 7, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tammy Rosario, Principal Planner
Citizens selected to serve on the Comprehensive Plan Community Participation Team
The James City County Planning Commission recently selected six citizens and four Commissioners to serve on the Community Participation Team (CPT). The CPT will help staff with public outreach efforts during the review and update of the County's Comprehensive Plan. The team will meet twice a month to plan and implement ways to encourage citizen input during the 2035 update process.
Citizen members of the CPT are Yasmeen Coan, Allen Doucet, Elizabeth Friel, Susan Gaston, Jack Haldeman and Lisa Trichel-Beavers.
Planning Commission members of the CPT include Robin Bledsoe, Rich Krapf, Tim O’Connor and John Wright.
CPT meetings are open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. in Building A of the James City County Government Center located at 101 Mounts Bay Rd. The scheduled meeting dates are as follows:
- Thursday, March 13
- Thursday, March 27
- Monday, April 14
- Thursday, April 24
- Thursday, May 8
- Thursday, May 22
- Thursday, June 5
- Thursday, June 19
- Thursday, July 10
The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s master plan for guiding future growth. It is reviewed every five years and is used to evaluate development proposals and guide the decisions of County departments over the next 20 years. It covers all aspects of the community, and the 2035 Comprehensive Plan review will specifically focus on economic development, transportation and land use. As the update process continues, the CPT will provide County citizens and businesses with many opportunities to participate in the process, including internet submissions, public meetings and JCC TV programs
For more information about the CPT or the Comprehensive Plan review, call the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 and/or watch for updates at jamescitycountyva.gov/planning. If you would like to leave a comment about the Comprehensive Plan, please call the hotline at 757-259-4990.