Public Engagement Summaries

Exploring Our Future Alternatives

During the spring and summer of 2020, ENGAGE 2045 completed the “Alternative Futures” phase of the planning process. This work used maps and data to show different outcomes for James City County, depending on whether the community pursues current trends or a new path. Citizens participated in an online assembly and online surveys.

A summary report and presentation will be presented at the October 19, 2020 Planning Commission Working Group meeting. To watch the meeting either live or at your own leisure, visit the County’s live stream page or YouTube channel. The recorded meeting and the summary report presentation will be posted shortly thereafter.

Listening Forums

At the May 4, 2020 Listening Forum, local community organizations presented their mission, goals and challenges in relation to the future of James City County. The Community Participation Team (CPT) asked each organization to describe the greatest need or desired outcome that should be addressed in the Comprehensive Plan update. Each participating group had up to 15 minutes to present information to the CPT.

Find out more on the Listening Forum webpage:

Summit on the Future

The Summit on the Future was the main public engagement event for the first phase of the Comprehensive Plan update.  Held on November 18, 2019, this event incorporated six separate in-person events, including one in each of the County’s five voting districts.  The event was also broadcast on local television to allow participation from home.

Read a summary report of the Summit on the Future and other Phase 1 engagement events here: Comprehensive Plan Public Engagement Summary Report Phase 1 (PDF)

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Citizen Survey Results

In January 2019, the James City County Board of Supervisors contracted with the Center for Survey Research at the University of Virginia to design, conduct and analyze a survey of James City County residents. The goal of the survey was to determine opinion on a number of issues as the County began the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan.

Read the report: 2019 Citizen Survey Report with Appendices (PDF)

Survey webpage:

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