Chairman's message


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James City County Board of Supervisors

From L to R: John J. McGlennon - Jamestown, James O. Icenhour, Jr. - Powhatan, Mary K. Jones - Berkeley, Vice Chairman James G. Kennedy - Stonehouse and Chairman Bruce C. Goodson - Roberts

I am pleased to report that your County government is responding responsively to the challenges brought on with the current economic conditions and reductions from State funding.  We have actually reduced non-education general fund spending while continuing to provide a high level of service to our citizens.  In a bold action, your Board of Supervisors eliminated the unpopular stormwater tax and utility while continuing to fund critical drainage projects.  We increased funding for schools and put cash in reserve to ensure a stable tax rate while opening two new schools in 2010. 


As a James City County taxpayer, you can be confident your Board of Supervisors will be fiscally responsible to ensure County government continues to operate as efficiently as possible and still maintain the level of services you have come to expect.


I would like to recognize the many accomplishments of your County staff over the past fiscal year:


James City County served as host site for national and state conferences at Jamestown Settlement during the commemoration year of 2007.  The national and statewide conferences brought tourism investment to James City County and the Greater Williamsburg area.



Bruce C. Goodson


James City County Board of Supervisors



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