Improve the lives of citizens and foster a sense of community


Additional work force and affordable housing options

New affordable housing in Pocahontas Square.

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services’ Hunger Champion Honorable Mentor Award

Hunger Champion Honorable Mentor Award

Citizen Leadership Academy

Citizen Leadership Academy Graduates

Citizen Police Academy

Citizen Police Academy Graduation

  • Additional work force and affordable housing options for citizens entered the market with the construction of new homes in New Town, Michelle Point, Liberty Crossing, Pocahontas Square and Ironbound Square.  In addition, existing affordable apartments were rehabilitated at the Lafayette and Burnt Ordinary apartment complexes. 


Ribbon Cutting

Congressman Rob Wittman and Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Kennedy join in the ribbon cutting for Parker View.

the planting of 20 trees in Toano

The trees planted in the Toano median near Toano Middle School.


Neighborhoods Conference attendees participate in small group exercises.


CERT volunteers practice their skills.

  • Parker View Apartments, a 67-unit complex for lower-income elderly residents, opened in early 2009. The County worked closely with Bay Aging and other nonprofit agencies to obtain funding and support for the community.





  • Improvements made to area medians, including planting 20 trees in Toano, contribute to the quality of life for citizens.





  • Citizens continued to participate in training opportunities organized by County departments to gain a deeper understanding of their local government. Examples include:



  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – 50 graduates
    Since 2003 over 260 graduates have learned basic survival skills training for themselves, their families and their neighborhoods during emergencies. CERT members are instrumental in communicating between their communities and the Emergency Operations Center during a disaster.



  • Citizen Police Academy – 32 graduates

    Officers present information on traffic enforcement, budgeting and administration, recruitment and training, use of force policy, search and seizure and vice offense investigation. Alumni assist officers at community events such as National Night Out and the County Fair.



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