James City County Board of Supervisors Chairman Michael Hipple presented his 2015 Chairman's Awards during the Dec. 8 Board of Supervisors meeting to two County employees, Randy Hisle and Bryan Hill, and the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department. The award recipients were honored for their contributions and service to James City County and the community.
Randy Hisle works as the chief video engineer in the County's Communications Office. Hisle was recognized for maintaining the County’s video facilities and equipment while providing reliable live broadcasts of public meetings for the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Chesapeake Bay and Wetlands Boards. Through his efforts, the County’s video on demand numbers have grown annually with over 136,000 views in the past year.
As the County Administrator, Bryan Hill, was recognized by Chairman Hipple for his commitment to ensure that James City County is open, transparent and accessible. Last year, Hill identified five strategic initiatives - Water, Stormwater, Schools, Economic Development and County Appearance - that were addressed in the FY15 budget. Under his leadership, the County has earned multiple AAA bond ratings making it one of just 44 elite counties in the nation.
The James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department (JCBVFD) was recognized for providing 67 years of continuous service to the citizens in the upper County. JCBVFD volunteers respond to a wide variety of emergency incidents including fires, vehicle accidents, technical rescues, maritime emergencies, HAZMAT incidents and emergency medical events. Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds including professional firefighters, students, business owners, engineers and medical professionals. In the last year, the volunteers logged over 20,000 hours responding to emergencies and in training.
Media Contact: Jody Puckett, Communications Director