Communicating Effectively with Residents

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The City Website provides world-wide access to information on City and regional services, programs, and events at www.williamsburgva.gov. Website includes: City information, property information, and City job listings. Contact: Communications Specialist Lee Ann Hartmann at 220-6197 or lhartman@williamsburgva.gov or Michelle Woolson at 220-6186 or mwoolson@williamsburgva.gov.

Video-Streaming City Meetings
provide an opportunity for citizens to view city meetings 24 hours a day on the City’s website. Services include: live broadcast of City Council and Planning Commission meetings on Channel 48 and archives of all broadcast meetings. Contact: Information Technology Director Mark Barham at 220-6189 or mbarham@williamsburgva.gov.

E-Government Services provides 24-hour access to City services via the City’s website. Services include: streamed and archived public meetings and online payment of utility bills, tax bills, parking tickets and code-compliance fees. Additional services include email announcements, virtual tours of city facilities, and Public Works request system. Contact: Information Technology Director Mark Barham at 220-6189 or mbarham@williamsburgva.gov.

Property Information System provides detailed information on property located in the City. System includes: structure and ownership information and value data. The system is a free service available on the Citys website. Contact: Real Estate Assessors Office at 220-6185.

WMSBG Channel 48 communicates City and regional information to residents and visitors on cable channel 48. Programs include: City Council and Planning Commission Meetings, City notices and agendas, City and James City County programming, City emergency information, and community bulletin board. Contact: Lee Ann Hartmann at 220-6197 or lhartman@williamsburgva.gov or Michelle Woolson at 220-6186 or mwoolson@williamsburgva.gov.

Social Media provide another source of information. Become a fan of the City’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/Williamsburg.Virginia -- and follow the latest information and emergency updates on twitter: http://twitter.com/WilliamsburgGov. The City’s youtube address is http://www.youtube.com/user/WilliamsburgGov.

Community Profile provides statistics and quality of life information regarding the City and region. Profile includes: information about demographics, economic development, area attractions, and city government. Profile is available at www.yeswilliamsburg.com. Contact: Economic Development Manager Michele DeWitt at 220-6120 or mdewitt@williamsburgva.gov.

Resident Information Guide provides information on City services and contact numbers for new residents. The Guide is available on the City’s website. Contact: Communications Specialist, Lee Ann Hartmann at 220-6197 or lhartman@williamsburgva.gov.

Student Information provides students with information about their community. Program includes: a student edition of the Resident Guide and a student section on the City’s website. Contact: Communications Specialist Lee Ann Hartmann at 220-6197 or lhartman@williamsburgva.gov.

City Boards and Commissions provide City residents with an opportunity to participate in city government in a variety of ways. Opportunities require completion of an application and appointment by City Council. Applications are available on City website under City Council. Contact: Executive Assistant Gerry Walton at 220-6103 or gwalton@williamsburgva.gov.

Neighborhood Council of Williamsburg provides an opportunity for neighborhood representatives to discuss a variety of issues, concerns and opportunities relating to quality of life in City neighborhoods. Council meets: first Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at the Quarterpath Recreation Center 202 Quarterpath Road. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend. Contact: Jim Joseph, Chairperson, jasjoseph@verizon.net.

Registering to Vote in the City is done in the Voter Registrar’s Office located in the Municipal Building 401 Lafayette Street. Information on how to register to vote is available at www.williamsburgva.gov/vote or by contacting the Voter Registrar Win Sowder at 220-6157 or wsowder@williamsburgva.gov.