News in Brief: Sept. 29
September 29, 2009
*Charter Day competition seeks submissions*
College of William and Mary students are being invited to submit their artwork for the Charter Day art show. This year’s theme is “There is only one William and Mary.” The winner of the two-dimensional entries category will see his or her artwork on the cover of the Charter Day programs. Last year’s winner was studio art major Andrew Paulette ’09, who painted a watercolor of the weather vane atop the Wren Building.
This year’s competition includes three-dimensional works of art. The winners of both the two- and three-dimensional categories will have their original pieces purchased by the President’s Art Collection for a modest price.
*Vice President for Strategic Initiatives gains role*
College of William and Mary Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Jim Golden has been named chair of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance.
The Alliance has nearly 1,000 members, who represent businesses, educational and cultural institutions, and nonprofit organizations in the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.
“The Alliance is a great organization, and I am honored by this opportunity,” Golden said. “John Bacon was a wonderful chairman last year, and I will try to live up to the standard he set.”
The Alliance aims to encourage business growth, promote tourism in the area and coordinate efforts between people involved in commerce and those involved in industry.
*Williamsburg website wins webmaster award*
The City of Williamsburg’s website was awarded the National Association of Government Webmasters’ Members Choice Award Sept. 17. Williamsburgva.gov was voted the best website among towns and counties with fewer than 35,000 residents.
“The city’s website is one of the city’s primary tools for communicating with the public, enabling city government to be more open and responsive to the citizens of Williamsburg,” Assistant City Manager Jodi Miller said. “We are proud that our IT Department is being honored for its hard work and expertise.”