2021 Community Participation Team

About the Team

The Community Participation Team (CPT) is responsible for encouraging, facilitating and reporting citizen participation throughout the Comprehensive Plan process. The team primarily assists staff and the Planning Commission in the coordination of publicity efforts, educating the public, sponsoring public meetings and other input opportunities, encouraging fellow residents and business members to participate in the planning process and putting together a summary report on the public outreach and engagement process and the citizen feedback received.

Download the Community Participation Team Job Description (PDF) to learn more about primary duties, tentative meeting dates and past CPT highlights. Check back in the coming weeks for information about CPT meetings.

Meeting Dates (Tentative)

The meetings below will be held at 4 p.m. in the Building D Large Conference Room at the James City County Government Complex at 101 Mounts Bay Road. There may be additional public meetings that CPT members will be invited to attend during Phase I. Additional meetings may be added for a Phase II of community engagement during the spring of 2020.

  • Aug. 19, 2019
  • Aug. 26, 2019
  • Sept. 17, 2019 (Building F work session room)
  • Oct. 3, 2019 (Thursday meeting to avoid religious holiday)
  • Oct. 14, 2019
  • Oct. 28, 2019
  • Nov. 4, 2019
  • Nov. 18, 2019 (week before Thanksgiving)
  • Dec. 2, 2019
  • Dec. 16, 2019


Citizen members of the CPT are Rachel Becke, Rebecca Bruhl, Glen Carter, Thomas Hitchens, Philip Piper and Ginny Wertman. Planning Commission members of the CPT include Julia Leverenz, Jack Haldeman, Rich Krapf and Tim O’Connor.  

Community Participation Team Agendas & Minutes