UPDATED July 7, 2020:

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Lee Ann Hartmann, Communications Specialist
(757) 220-6197 office or (757) 707-6202 cell

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Some basic info:

City Office Hours:  
The Municipal Building is open 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.  You can contact me via email or phone and if I'm not available I'll respond as soon as I can.

Media Contacts:  
City Communications Specialist:  (757) 220-6197
Williamsburg Police Department: MPO Charles Ericsson, PIO, (757) 259-7213 or cell/text (757) 634-6484

News Releases:  Current releases are listed to the right under "news".  Please send an email if you'd like to be added to the distribution list.  If you have a specific beat and are only interested in certain areas, please let me know that, too.

Suggestion: Sign up for E-Notifications to receive city news updates, news from specific departments including Council & Planning Commission Agendas and attachments as soon as they are available.

Meetings Broadcast on Channel 48: Council and Planning Commission meetings are aired live on this website, the City's Cable Channel 48 and on Facebook.  Meetings and agendas are posted online and are archived.  You may search the video by agenda item and keyword to view the sections you want.  It's also possible to get a copy of a section of the meeting video by request, to

Agendas, Minutes and videos of the meetings as well as special event videos are available at

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