James City County was the first permanent English settlement in America. It sponsored the first colonial government on the continent. James City County is a place of special significance, not only for its residents, but also for the citizens across the Commonwealth and the nation.
The quality of life in James City County is preserved through wise planning, policy-making and legislation. We manage growth and balance the needs of development with infrastructure, transportation, the quality of our schools and the availability of water. We continue the tradition of first-class education, medical care, public safety, recreation and entertainment that have already been woven into the fabric of our community.