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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Independence Day Holiday Closings, Schedule Changes

City of Williamsburg will observe Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2022. All City offices will be closed. This includes the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street, Williamsburg Regional Library administrative offices in the Stryker Center, and the Will...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

City to Conduct 2022 National Community Survey

This month, the City of Williamsburg begins its biannual citizen survey using the National Community Survey (NCS). The NCS is a collaborative program between the National Research Center at Polco and the International City/County Management Association. T...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

City of Williamsburg, William & Mary, Colonial Williamsburg to Celebrate Community Appreciation Day

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, the City of Williamsburg, William & Mary, and Colonial Williamsburg will once again host Community Appreciation Day on the lawn of the Art Museums. 

Started last year as a thank you to the community for their collectiv...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Waller Mill Park to Resume Daily Schedule; $19/Hr. Part-Time Rate Yields 28 New Hires

Starting Friday, July 1, 2022, Waller Mill Park will be open seven days a week. 

Williamsburg Parks and Recreation first announced a reduction in the park’s operating hours in October 2021 due to an ongoing shortage of part-time park employees, cl...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Williamsburg Truth and Reconciliation Committee to Continue Work for Another Year

The City of Williamsburg has asked the seven members of the Williamsburg Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) to continue serving on the workgroup for another year.

City Council formed the TRC in July 2021 to study the impact of racism, disenfranchisem...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Juneteenth Holiday Closings, Schedule Changes

City of Williamsburg offices will be closed Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth. This includes all offices in the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street, Williamsburg Regional Library administrative offices in the Stryker Center, and the Williamsb...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Virginia Regional Ballet Wins 2022 Business Appreciation Award

Virginia Regional Ballet has been named the recipient of the 2022 Business Appreciation Award by the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority.

Mayor Douglas Pons presented co-founder Adelle Carpenter with the award during the City Council meeting on Thu...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Virginia Regional Ballet Wins 2022 Business Appreciation Award

Virginia Regional Ballet has been named the recipient of the 2022 Business Appreciation Award by the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority.

Mayor Douglas Pons presented co-founder Adelle Carpenter with the award during the City Council meeting on Thu...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Police Seek Information on Abduction/Motor Vehicle Larceny Suspect

On June 5, 2022, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers responded to 1500 Commonwealth Avenue for a report of an abduction/motor vehicle larceny that occurred earlier that morning.

The initial investigation revealed that at 5 a.m., the suspect walked from 73...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Williamsburg Public Art Council Seeks Virginia-Based Artists for Midtown Row Murals

The Williamsburg Public Art Council is looking for Virginia-based artists to design two murals in Midtown Row. 

The City of Williamsburg posted a Request for Quotation/Information (RFQ) for the mural design proposals on Friday, April 1, 2022. The ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

City Launches Phase 3 of COVID Relief Grants for Small Businesses

The City of Williamsburg has launched Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program to reimburse small businesses for rent or mortgage expenses during the coronavirus pandemic.

This grant program is run in partnership with York County and the City o...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Fourth Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

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The fourth set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula was announced following an online Micro Pitch Competition. The finalists were Care Concierge, Khitech – Windshield Protector and True-Rep. In total, 10 pitchers participated.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Williamsburg Economic Development Wins Award from International Organization

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The City of Williamsburg’s Economic Development Department won a Gold Rank from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its 2019 Annual Report.

The honor was presented Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Co...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Third Set of Finalists from Start Peninsula Micro Pitch Announced

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On Sept. 14, 2021, the third set of finalists for the 2021 Start Peninsula was announced following an online Micro Pitch Competition. The finalists were Bonilla Pet Studio, LetsVidya, and NerdFlex. in total, 10 pitchers participated.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Williamsburg Public Art Council to Host Education Session

Spotlight - WPAC Education Session

The Williamsburg Public Art Council (WPAC) wants to educate the community and hear its vision for public art in Williamsburg.

The Williamsburg Public Art Council Education Session will be virtual at noon Thursday, Sept. 23. Registration for the ev...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

City Launches Residential, Small Business Real Estate Tax Relief Program

Spotlight - Real Estate Tax Relief Programs

City of Williamsburg property owners who have struggled with the economic impact of COVID-19 can now apply for real estate tax relief to offset the recent tax rate increase.

City Council voted unanimously on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, to establish two relief...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Start Peninsula Announces New Brand, 2021 Host and Event Schedule

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Start Peninsula is pleased to announce that it will return for its tenth annual year in 2021 with a new brand and multiple events. Beginning next month, Start Peninsula will host a series of four micro pitch competitions held throughout the year. At each ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Downtown Wayfinding Project

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The City of Williamsburg is seeking public input on the Downtown Wayfinding Project through a survey that opened today.

The survey can be found at yeswilliamsburg.com/wayfinding and closes at 5 p.m. Monday, March 8.

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Downtown Wayfinding Project

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The City of Williamsburg is inviting the public to provide their input on its Wayfinding Project in a virtual meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

A link to attend the meeting can be found at yeswilliamsburg.com/wayfinding. No registration is requi...

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