New Kent County has a rich and storied history dating back to 1654. The area has seen tremendous growth over the past two decades and is one of the fastest growing counties in the Commonwealth. While technically a part of the Richmond Metropolitan area, New Kent remains a small rural community of just over 23,000 citizens. The contrast of rural and urban lies at the heart of New Kent County’s future, and this Strategic Plan is intended to provide a long-term vision to help the County grow without sacrificing its overall character and quality of life its citizens enjoy.
The Envision New Kent Strategic Plan is purposeful and specific, creating a broad vision based on long-term goals and priorities. It also serves as the foundation for the future comprehensive plan that will guide growth and development in New Kent County.
Check out the finalized plan, developed by consultant Arnett Muldrow and the County's Strategic Plan Steering Committee, that was adopted by the New Kent County Board of Supervisors on June 30, 2021.