Courageously Leading

A commitment to leadership that is willing to embrace change with compassion, innovation, and aspiration to serve and engage the community. Our creativity, professionalism, and ability to deliver results will be recognized as a national governance model.

Carbon Emission Reduction

Develop the next sustainability ladder for organizational reduction of carbon emissions that includes public education and implement at least two strategies from the ladder.


  • The City of Williamsburg hired ICLEI, an organization dedicated to helping local governments with sustainability challenges, to conduct a greenhouse gas inventory for the City's local government operations. That report along with a memorandum of recommendations was presented to City Council at the 2023-2024 GIO Retreat in October 2022.

Early Childhood Education

Explore Pre-K opportunities in the City as well as before- and after-school childcare programs.

Reimagine K-12 Education

Consider alternatives to the traditional K-12 education model for improved pathways to higher education and certificate programs through coordination with local institutions.


  • City Council voted to launch a feasibility study regarding the possibility of running its own school division, separate from James City County. Follow the progress of this study on the Independent School System Feasibility Study webpage.

Smart City Initiatives

Deploy Smart City infrastructure to enable better data collection and policy development in service areas such as parking, downtown trash collection, visitation, air quality, lighting, road conditions, and code enforcement.

Golf Cart Community

Conduct a community conversation about transforming Williamsburg into a safe and sustainable golf cart community, as well as draft program guidelines and necessary ordinances for City Council's consideration.