Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations

Helping Civic Organizations Remain Educated for 64 Years

The VBCCO was founded in 1959 as a way to ensure that all citizens had a voice in local City of Virginia Beach government. Now under new leadership: a new way forward.

  • Happy New Year!

    We hope everyone has a happy and prosperous 2024! The VBCCO’s initiatives for 2024 are to increase membership in order to increase citizen awareness of the issues facing the City and the taxpayer citizens. One issue is that if we keep spending money at the same rate we are now, […]

  • VBCCO Elections are Here!!

    Topic #1 VBCCO Election of Officers and Directors Dates to remember: October 25, 2023 The October Membership meeting is this coming Wednesday at the Bow Creek Recreation Center, 3427 Club House Drive beginning at 6:30pm. This is the last opportunity to nominate someone for an Officer or Director position in […]

  • the Silos at Southern Pines apartments

    IT IS TOO MUCH. A local Developer wants to build apartments off Princess Anne Road near the Courthouse called the Silo at Southern Pines. The new apartments are described as “Phase 2” of the existing apartment complex (Southern Pines) that was approved and built in 2014. IT IS TOO MUCH. […]

Current Issues in Virginia Beach

What’s the latest?

Rudee Loop

City Council has decided to listen to the taxpaying citizens of the City and Build a Park at Rudee Loop! They are planning to hire a national firm to design the Park. More to come later.

Wycliffe Church Property

A Conditional Use Permit Change Application by Wycliffe Presbyterian Church will go before the City Council on October 17. It was not recommended for approval by the Planning Commission (vote 6-4).

Offshore Wind Energy

Avangrid will host several information nights to provide information about the Kitty Hawk Wind Project, how offshore wind energy works and potential economic benefits to the community.

  • October 9 6:30-7:45 Central Library
  • October 11 5:00-6:30 TCC Joint Use Library
  • October 12 5:30-6:30 Kempsville Library
  • November 2 5:30-6:30 Bayside Library
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Election System Changes

City Council voted on August 8th to adopt the 2023 Redistricting Plan and Authorize Implementation of a Ten Single-Member System of Local Election.

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Virginia Beach City Government

Useful Links to Navigate the City of Virginia Beach website

City Council Agenda: bookmarked

(detailed Agenda with documentation)

City Council Three Month Calendar

City Manager’s Friday Package

Weekly Briefing to the City Council

Planning Permits

Permits Applications Reports

Community Affairs Committee Reference Links

Appearing Before Council

Development Process in Planning Department

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Contact Information for the Virginia Beach City Council

District 1

vacant pending January 9 special election

District 4 Dr. Amelia Ross Hammond


District 7 Sabrina Wooten


District 10 Jennifer Rouse


District 2 Barbara Henley


District 5 Rosemary Wilson


District 8 Chris Taylor


District 3 Michael Berlucchi


District 6 Robert “Worth” Remick


District 9 Joashua Schulman


Mayor Robert “Bobby” Dyer