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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Press Release -- Comprehensive Plan Update

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Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan Update

For Immediate Release

March 3, 2023

Contact: Derek Stamey

County Administrator

Phone: (804) 492-3625


 Cumberland, VA – Cumberland County officials are pleased to announce that the County has kicked off and is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan.  The county’s comprehensive plan is a long-term guide and decision-making tool that outlines goals, objectives, and projections for County needs for the next 20-25 years.  


Cumberland County’s current plan was adopted in 2013 and was evaluated again in 2018.  In December of 2022, the Board of Supervisors initiated the current Comprehensive Plan update and the process kicked off in earnest in late January of 2023.  The process will take approximately 10 – 11 months to complete.


The County’s Comprehensive Plan consultant, Summit Design and Engineering Services, has been diligently working with the County to create avenues for equitable citizen engagement throughout the process.  The Comprehensive plan team has developed citizen engagement surveys and is currently working to schedule public engagement meetings.  The team plans on attending events and programs within the community to ensure that all citizens are given an opportunity for their voice to be heard.  “The voice of our citizens is of highest importance as we seek to address issues through the Comprehensive plan that impact the County’s quality of life, our public services, job creation, and the long-term vision for Cumberland County,” stated Brian Stanley, Cumberland’s chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  


Cumberland’s Comprehensive Plan citizen engagement survey, the plan’s process and updates associated with it can be found at

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