Partnership for New Kent (PNK) is a newly-formed group of public spirited citizens who endeavor to assist New Kent County in selecting the best path forward for the next decade.
New Kent County is located between two dynamic metropolitan populations: Richmond‐Petersburg and Williamsburg‐Hampton Roads. Accelerated growth is likely, and the County must be prepared to accommodate and leverage this growth to the benefit of both current and arriving citizens.
The overwhelming sentiment of today’s citizens is a shared desire to remain a distinctive community characterized by a rural configuration, its centuries’ old heritage, and a non-intensive commercial profile. It is the mission of Partnership for New Kent (PNK) to preserve and enhance these characteristics through proactive involvement and productive engagement with local government.
The Partnership does not seek personal power for its members. It has no political party affiliation and rejects any selfish aims. Our sole goal is to help guide this beautiful county through the current period of accelerating growth by leveraging the external forces already at work. We are business-oriented advocates of vigorous but balanced growth, preserving the best of the past, protecting our rural culture, while realizing our shared vision for New Kent County in the coming years.
Our vision is New Kent County will remain a distinctive community for our citizens; celebrating our heritage, preserving our rural character and quality of life, and welcoming to all who wish to contribute.