Greetings, community members, and Happy New Year!

This is Latara Rouse (formerly Latara Branch) with James City County’s Office of Communications. After a brief time away, I am pleased to have returned to James City County in a slightly new capacity. One of the first things I will be doing in my new role is launching a new series of community meetings: Community Conversations. Our kickoff event will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m. at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Road, and I hope to see you there!

Community Conversations is a new series of informal conversations with County residents about their local government. This series will be a little bit different from Neighborhood Forum; the meeting location will now rotate among different sites in the County, and the format may be a bit different as well. However, as with Neighborhood Forum, your input will guide the discussion topics and the structure of the sessions.

If you are looking for a way to stay in the know about what’s happening with your local government, this is your opportunity to talk with County staff and elected officials in an informal setting. The February kickoff event will be hosted by County Administrator Scott Stevens. We will be discussing recycling, upcoming election changes, Census 2020, the 2035 Comprehensive Plan update process and more.

Community Conversations sessions are open to all County residents. Registration is encouraged but not required. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at I look forward to seeing you again!

Latara Rouse

Latara Rouse (formerly Branch)
Communications Manager
County Administration
101 Mounts Bay Road, Building D
Williamsburg, VA 23185
P: 757-253-6826
C: 757-634-1498

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