The Clean County Commission met on Jan. 5 for their regular monthly meeting. The Commission is currently accepting nominations for the “Quarterly Clean Business Award.” Citizens are encouraged to nominate businesses located within the County that prove to be successful at recycling efforts, beautification, waste minimization, litter prevention, energy efficiency or other innovative environmental efforts. Nominations can be submitted online.
The Annual County-Wide Spring Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 22. Commissioners are partnering with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance to include the business community in litter cleanup and beautification efforts. Community coordinators who are interested in organizing a litter cleanup this spring are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the community room at the Law Enforcement Center located at 4700 Opportunity Way.
John Horne, former Director of General Services, retired on Dec. 31. Over the years Mr. Horne was an exceptional advocate for the Clean County Commission and offered immeasurable program support as well as many hours of volunteer time. In the spring, the Clean County Commission will plant a Willow Oak at Freedom Park in Mr. Horne’s honor.
Representatives of Keep James City County Beautiful met following the Clean County Meeting to lead a Focus Area Research and Inventory discussion. Community stakeholders outlined positive and negative impressions of County appearance and identified environmental educators, litter policies, beautification regulations and other environmental resources in the County. Citizens with additional suggestions are encouraged to contact the Environmental Coordinator at 757-259-5375 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday at 107 Tewning Road.