Strategic Plan

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 22,000 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 will be purposeful and specific, creating a broad vision based on long-term goals and priorities. It will also serve as the foundation for the future comprehensive plan that will guide growth and development in New Kent County.

What does the future of New Kent County look like to you?  We want to hear from and include all voices in the community. 

Community Survey


The survey for the Envision New Kent County Strategic Plan is now live. Please go to the link below to share your thoughts on the future of New Kent County.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EnvisionNKC

Paper versions are available at various locations throughout the County:

  • New Kent County Administration Building
  • New Kent Visitors Center
  • Heritage Public Library
  • Trojan Grill
  • Colonial Kitchen & Market
  • Don Miguel Restaurant
  • Brothers Restaurant
  • Brickshire Grill
  • Patsy’s Restaurant
  • Lakeside Restaurant
  • Rockahock Campground Convenience Store
  • Third Base Grill
  • Maria’s Restaurant
  • Prima’s Pizza Restaurant
  • Lucano’s Pasta Italian Restaurant 

Kickoff Meeting


The Envision New Kent Strategic Plan Community Kick-off Meeting was facilitated by the County’s consultant, Arnett Muldrow, on Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m., in the New Kent Middle School Auditorium, 7501 Egypt Road, New Kent, VA 23124. This meeting is the first in a series to reach and engage county residents and businesses throughout all of 2020. 

Upcoming meetings

Overview of the strategic plan process
Kickoff meeting comment card input
Kickoff meeting discussion input


Strategic Plan Steering Committee


Strategic Plan Schedule