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Community Development

The Department of Community Development is comprised of four divisions. Through these divisions, the department works to guide New Kent County’s long and short-term development. The department looks to preserve and enhance the quality of life for present and future generations through the county’s comprehensive planning process.

  • The Administrative Division provides support to the department.
  • The Economic Development Division is responsible for fostering a strong economic environment which supports existing businesses and promotes high quality economic growth while promoting tourism for the County's historic, natural resources and commercial tourism venues.
  • The Environmental Division is responsible for promoting harmonious relationships among the natural environment, the built environment, and those who inhabit them.
  • The Planning Division is responsible for developing and recommending growth management strategies, encouraging aesthetically pleasing development, and ensuring our community grows through positive land use development practices.