Historical Commission

Regular Meetings
  • Bimonthly
  • September through May
Historical Commission Group Photo
Members
  • Frank Abbott
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019 
    District: Powhatan
  • Fred Boelt
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    District: Powhatan
  • Adrienne Carter
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019 
    District: Jamestown
  • Michael Carter
    Term Expires: June 30, 2017
    District: Jamestown
  • Mary Cimaglio
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    District: Roberts
  • Chris Hamilton-Petteys 
    Term Expires: June 30, 2017 
    District: Powhatan
  • Rebecca Houston
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    District: Berkeley
  • Lafayette Jones 
    Term Expires: June 30, 2017 
    District: Nonresident

  • John Labanish
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    District: Jamestown
  • Robert Moore
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    District: Jamestown
  • Alain Outlaw
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    District: Roberts
  • James Parrish
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    District: Berkeley
  • Stephen Phillips
    Term Expires: June 30, 2019
    District: Roberts
  • Kim Sims
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    District: Roberts
  • Ben Swenson
    Term Expires: June 30, 2018
    District: Stonehouse
Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for 3-year terms.

Mission

The mission of the Historical Commission is to further the efforts of the County to document, commemorate, preserve, protect, and promote the rich historical heritage of James City County. The Commission is responsible for documenting, commemorating, and preserving the historic legacy of James City County.

Get Involved
Want to get involved? The Historical Commission is always accepting applications for new members! If you’re interested, fill out an Application to Serve.

Objectives
The Historical Commission was established by the Board of Supervisors on July 8, 1985, to document, commemorate, preserve, and promote public interest in the history and historic legacy of the County. In pursuance of the objectives, the Commission, in cooperation as appropriate with the County agencies and with other public or private bodies, shall perform the following functions:
  • To survey, identify, and document historic buildings and sites within the County, as well as people, place names, and events.
  • To assemble, preserve, and complete historical information, including oral histories.
  • To advise the County government and appropriate private parties by providing information regarding historic sites and the impact that land development may have upon them.
  • To increase public awareness of the County’s history by conducting and encouraging activities at all educational levels that will stimulate interest in the history and archaeology of the County.
  • To assist property owners and disseminate information regarding various state and federal programs which can assist in historic preservation.