The Community Participation Team (CPT) held its first meeting last night at the Mechanicsville Library to provide direction on Hanover County’s Comprehensive Plan. The CPT is an advisory group appointed by the Hanover Board of Supervisors to provide input on the Envision Hanover planning process. The group includes members of the Planning Commission and citizen representatives. The citizen representatives include Scott MacDonald of Beaverdam, Jason Voorhies of Chickahominy, Kristie Proctor of Cold Harbor and Patty Thomas of Mechanicsville. The Planning Commission members include, Alan Abbott of Ashland, Edmonia Iverson of Beaverdam, Steven Hadra of Chickahominy, Frederick McGhee of Cold Harbor, Jerry Bailey of Henry, Randy Whittaker of Mechanicsville and Larry Leadbetter of South Anna.
The group worked collaboratively Wednesday to review a draft vision statement that could be incorporated into the updated Comprehensive Plan. They also brainstormed different ways to describe and characterize Hanover County's rural areas. The CPT will meet regularly through the rest of 2022 to discuss different topics related to the Envision Hanover planning process. Visit www.envisionhanover.com/upcoming-events to learn more.