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Posted on: September 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Green Infrastructure Plan Steering Committee Application Period Open

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James City County invites community members to apply to be a member of the Green Infrastructure Plan Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will play an important role in helping the County evaluate maps and models of the best natural resources and culturally important landscapes in the County, as well as opportunities to improve, restore and protect these areas. Members will suggest outreach ideas and ways to increase public engagement and interest in the development of the plan. Additional details regarding the roles and responsibilities of a Steering Committee member can be found at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/3856/Green-Infrastructure-Plan. Interested citizens can apply online at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/3859/Steering-Committee-Responsibilities. The deadline to apply is Oct. 17.

Development of a green infrastructure plan is an initiative in the 2035 Strategic Plan and an action in the Comprehensive Plan. It also responds to community priorities established during Engage 2045, the recent effort to update the Comprehensive Plan. Prioritizing the protection of natural lands and open spaces was the most highly ranked and supported objective across all rounds of community engagement. Communities can use green infrastructure plans for many purposes, such as protecting current and future water supplies, protecting or expanding their economy, creating healthful communities, protecting wildlife and biodiversity, providing or identifying new outdoor recreation options, highlighting land conservation priorities, and informing transportation projects, comprehensive plan goals or zoning decisions. Citizens can learn more about the effort at https://jamescitycountyva.gov/3856/Green-Infrastructure-Plan.

For more information about the Steering Committee or Green Infrastructure Plan, please contact the Planning Division at 757-253-6685 or planning@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Media Contact:
Tammy Rosario, Assistant Director of Community Development and Planning
757-253-6685; planning@jamescitycountyva.gov

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