Neighborhood Relations Committee

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Contact the Neighborhood Relations Committee (NRC):

Committee Members:

  • Barbara Ramsey - Landlord Representative
  • Sharon Marchelya - Neighborhood Representative
  • Jeremy Martin - Associate Provost & Assistant to the President, William & Mary Representative 
  • Greg Akerman - Student Representative 
  • Carolyn Murphy, Planning & Codes Compliance Director - City Representative

The Neighborhood Relations Committee (NRC) was formed in 2009 by the City and the College of William & Mary, as the result of a White Paper on Town-Gown Relations developed by the City and College.  Its mission is to monitor and encourage the contributions by various parties - city, college, students, neighbors, landlords - to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods; and to build and maintain effective working relationships across the board. The group meets once a month and more meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

The NRC will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Municipal Building (401 Lafayette Street) on the dates below. The first 30 minutes of each meeting will be dedicated to neighborhood concerns. Anyone who would like to address the committee with a concern, please email to arrange to attend the meeting.

August 29, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 24, 2017
November 28, 2017
January 30, 2018
February 27, 2018
March 27, 2018
April 24, 2018

If you have any concerns or questions pertaining to your neighborhood, the Committee encourages you to email them:

 Parking Brochure

Your guide to residential parking and the use of parking decals required in some neighborhoods.

 2017-2018 Student Renters Guide

 A guide to help new residents learn the basics of house management & maintenance.

Sample Lease Language for Noise

Helpful language for landlords to consider in their rental agreements. 

 Regulations on Increase for 3 to 4 Unrelated Persons

The ordinance taken from the City Code regarding the number of people allowed in rental units.

William & Mary Off-Campus Living Guide

Published by the university, this guide is for those living or considering living off-campus.

When and How to Call Guide

Have a neighborhood issue or concern? Need to report a violation? This guide paves the way.

 Neighborhood Map

This map identifies neighborhoods and notable locations throughout the City.

 Decal Parking Map

This map shows, by color, where parking decals are required.

 Rental Inspections District Map

This link takes you to a verified website that allows renters to rate their landlords, prospective
renters to read those ratings, and landlords to share their references.

Town-Gown White Paper

Written in 2009 by the City and W&M to improve relationships and goodwill.


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