People

The Partnership for New Kent 2030 is made up of folks from all over the county, the nation and the world. We are businessmen and women, employees, retirees, entrepreneurs, and self-employed folks. We are farmers, engineers, secretaries, teachers, attorneys, military, financiers, mechanics, IT gurus and shop keepers. In sum, we are people with many life experiences and identities who believe in the worth and dignity of all.

Whether generational residents or newly arrived, New Kent County is our chosen home. We love living here and raising our families here. We also know the county is at a crossroads. We’ve come together, in PNK2030, to assist in the orderly and smart growth of this extraordinary community. We welcome and encourage others to join this effort – for the benefit of every resident. We know you get the government and community you deserve and work for. We’re committed to obtaining the very best for New Kent.

PNK2030 is composed of five committees and the chairmen of the five committees comprise the Executive Committee (“EXCOMM”). The chairmen of the five committees are recruiting committee members representing a geographical, ideological, and professional cross section of the County.

Executive Committee Charter: The EXCOMM serves as the executive agent of the Partnership for New Kent 2030. On behalf of PNK2030, the EXCOMM aspires to ensure the alignment of County government, the citizenry and the financial resources of the County with a trajectory of excellence leading to the most desirable state for New Kent County by 2030.

The five committees are:

Governance: The Governance Committee serves as PNK2030’s face to County government, elected, appointed and employed. Its principal role is promoting citizen engagement in concert with the operations of County government.

Strategic Planning: In coordination with the EXCOMM, the Strategic Planning Committee is drafting New Kent County’s first Strategic Plan. Strategic Planning is a continuous activity of PNK2030. The new Strategic Plan will be updated semi-annually to address the evolution of the 2030 Vision for NKC.

Financial Oversight: Annually, the Financial Oversight Committee will provide an independent review of the County’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, ensuring that the budget is aligned with the Strategic Plan and the County’s means.

Land Use and Ordinance: The Land Use and Ordinances Committee will undertake a comprehensive review of the current NKC Comprehensive Plan and Ordinances.

Citizens Outreach: The Citizens’ Outreach Committee is charged with building broad public support for PNK2030 because serving the present and anticipated needs of NKC’s citizenry is the sole rationale for the Partnership’s existence.

Here’s a roster of the PNK2030 volunteers (as of 29 July 2019) who are working within our committees:

Chairman: John Poindexter

Executive Committee (EXCOMM): the Chairs of all Committees as well as the Secretary and Treasurer. The EXCOMM is the executive arm of the Partnership.

Secretary: Sandi Gauthier

Counsel: Ken Pagano

Governance Committee: Deb Briggs, Chairperson; Jill Cruz, Robert Hopewell, Taylor Moore.

Strategic Planning: Mo Gauthier, Chairman; Tom Gillman, Robert Jeremiah, Charles Karow, Chuck Ward.

Financial Oversight: Bill Francavilla, Chairman; Deb Briggs, Gail Gilden, Ron Gilden.

Land Use: Eric Cruz, Chairman; Jerry Hoffman, John Stump.

Citizens Outreach: Sandi Gauthier, Chairperson; Linda Martin, April Noland, Patti Peterson, Terri Peterson.