Economic Development Authority


As a separate political entity of the Commonwealth established under the Code of Virginia and created by the Board of Supervisors, the function of the New Kent County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is to promote the orderly economic growth of New Kent without detriment to the County’s natural environment and in a manner consistent with the direction provided by the Board of Supervisors in the County’s Land Use Plan and Ordinance.   The EDA is governed by Virginia Code Section 15.2-4900 and New Kent Code Section 18.181.


 Regular Monthly Meetings

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • New Kent County Visitors and Commerce Center, 7324 Vineyards Parkway, New Kent, VA  23124
    Meeting DateAgendaApproved Minutes
    January 18, 2024January Agenda (PDF)
    February 15, 2024February Agenda (PDF)
    March 21, 2024

    April 18, 2024

    May 16, 2024

    June 20, 2024

    July 18, 2024

    August 15, 2024

    September 19, 2024

    October 17, 2024

    November 21, 2024

    December 19, 2024


 The 2024 Meeting Calendar was adopted by the Economic Development Authority of New Kent County at the January 18, 2024 meeting.   The Economic Development Authority reserves the right to modify this schedule as needed.  Special committee meetings may occur as needed.  Unless otherwise posted, all meetings will be held at the New Kent County Visitors and Commerce Center, 7324 Vineyards Parkway, New Kent VA  23124.



The seven members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors (5 election district appointments and 2 at-large) to 4-year staggered terms ending December 31.  Members receive compensation of $100 per month when there is a meeting.  

(NOTE:  Members must reside in New Kent County.  Members must take an oath of office before taking office initially and at each re-appointment.  Per the Virginia Conflict of Interests Act, all board members are required to file a completed Financial Disclosure Statement with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors prior to attending their first meeting and annually during the Conflict of Interest filing period.)


4 years


MembersPositionDistrictTerm Expiration
Pat BellMemberCounty-wide12/31/2024
Charles M. Davis2024 Vice ChairDistrict 512/31/2025
Larry E. HaislipMemberDistrict 212/31/2025
W. O. IsgettMemberDistrict 112/31/2026
Samuel Jefferson, Jr.MemberDistrict 312/31/2027
Paul RobinsonMemberDistrict 412/31/2024
Mathew Starr2024 ChairCounty-wide12/31/2024
Rodney A. Hathaway2024 SecretaryN/AN/A
Charles Evelyn III2024 TreasurerN/AN/A
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