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The James City County Board of Supervisors is looking for people interested in history who want to put that interest to work by joining the county’s historical commission.
The commission works to document, preserve and promote the county’s history and legacy. It works to identify and protect historic buildings and archaeological sites, advises the county on historical considerations related to land use and conducts educational outreach to generate interest in the county’s history.
Applications are considered on a rolling basis by the board. Members are appointed to three-year terms and meets from September through May. It also hands out annual historic preservation awards to people or groups that have made a contribution to the preservation of an historic resource in the county.
The commission’s bylaws allow for between 10 and 15 members. There are currently 11 members on the board, however the terms of four are set to expire soon: Fred Boelt, Andrew A. Zellers-Frederick and Peter B. Gushue and Karlene Noel Jennings.
All but Jennings have indicated they will seek reappointment to the commission. That will leave up to five openings for anyone interested in joining.
Membership is open to anyone who lives in the county or an adjacent locality. An application is available on the county’s website.