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. 

Overview of the strategic plan process

Strategic Plan Steering Committee

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. 

Kickoff meeting comment card input
Kickoff meeting discussion input

Community Survey, Focus Groups & Stakeholder Meetings

A survey for the Envision New Kent County Strategic Plan for residents and businesses to share thoughts on the future of New Kent County was conducted in Spring 2020. Meetings with many County-based focus groups and stakeholder meetings followed.

Draft Plan Community Input Opportunity

Draft Strategic Plan

There are currently multiple ways to review & provide input:
1 - DROP-IN at New Kent Visitor Center (details above)
2 - SURVEY MONKEY - including links to all draft materials:
3 - Download materials for review from Facebook and email with any input!

4 - Check out the Envision New Kent Strategic Plan Draft Workshop on the County's YouTube channel here: Please send comments, ideas, and input on the draft plan to

THANKS to all who have provided their ideas so far!