Engaging with Our Partners

Collaborations that re-energize and reimagine relationships with our partners that result in mutual success. The city will leverage our position in the middle of the evolving Hampton Roads/Richmond Mega Region, establish future priorities with William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and explore other partnership opportunities. The city will maximize strategic partnerships with James City and York counties, as well as expand our partner base to reinforce our national prominence and top-tier brand.

Cedar Grove Cemetery

Complete negotiations with William & Mary to acquire property for the expansion of Cedar Grove Cemetery to meet 92 years of demand.

Leverage External Funding

Improve organizational coordination of state, federal, and private sector funding opportunities to augment City funds for project implementation.

Photo History

Work to identify the proper partners to serve as archivists and curators of a rotating photo history display and launch an inaugural exhibition.

Regional Recreational Facilities

Begin construction of a regional sports center and initiate a secondary development opportunity, such as an amphitheater, indoor performing arts center, or aquatic center.

Rent Ready

Complete initial draft of the Williamsburg Rent Ready program guidelines to include a model lease, landlord-renter curriculum and ordinance for approval and adoption by the City Council.

Town/Gown Report

Collaborate with William & Mary administration to develop an initial annual Town/Gown Report to highlight yearly cooperative efforts and student impacts in the community.