Mayor Will Sessoms

Mayor Will Sessoms Under the leadership of Mayor Will Sessoms, Virginia Beach has been recognized as, "The Best Managed City in America." Husband. Father. Civic volunteer.

Former City Councilman and Vice Mayor. Gubernatorial appointee. Retired bank president. Since graduating from First Colonial High School in 1972, Will Sessoms has dedicated himself to being the best family man, professional and civic servant he can be. Earning a business degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976, Will married Beverly Martin and took a job at First and Merchants National Bank. It didn’t take him long to take a pro-active role in his hometown of Virginia Beach. In 1977, Will became an active member of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad, the first of more than 25 civic organizations he would join and lead over the next 30 years. By 2006, Will was named Virginia Beach First Citizen in 2006 – well-earned recognition for his long history of civic commitment, including 14 years as an at-large City Councilman, and 10 years as vice mayor. Will left City Council in 2002 to focus on his career, but he remained active on several boards and panels that focus on preparing Virginia Beach and the surrounding region for the future. Will has held leadership roles on 11 high-profile civic organizations. He has served as director on several boards, including the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad Foundation, the Virginia Beach Central Business District Association, Virginia Aquarium, and Virginia Beach Vision, and Eastern Virginia Medical School to name a few. Elected for Mayor of Virginia Beach in the 2008 elections, Will has striven to help the city that he calls his home. He hopes to bring a strong conservative voice to the city and help it grow in the future. Will and Bev are the proud parents of three daughters – Mollie, Kate and Anne Douglas, and grandparents of Maddie and Willie.

Congratulations, STIHL Incorporated on your expansion in Virginia Beach. You are a big part of the reason that Virginia ...
03/30/2018
STIHL INC. expands campus in Virginia Beach

Congratulations, STIHL Incorporated on your expansion in Virginia Beach. You are a big part of the reason that Virginia Beach is the #GreatestCityintheWorld!

"We see a great future for our market here in the US, and our activity right here in Virginia Beach."

Welcome NAS Ocean CO Capt. Chad Vincelette! Looking forward to working with you! #GreatestCityintheWorld #USNavy
03/14/2018
Surfer. Cyclist. Fighter pilot. Meet Oceana's new commanding officer.

Welcome NAS Ocean CO Capt. Chad Vincelette! Looking forward to working with you! #GreatestCityintheWorld #USNavy

Few commanding officers have as many connections to their base or the local community as Naval Air Station Oceana's new skipper, who grew up in Virginia Beach and spent most

My sincere condolences to Del. Purkey's family from myself and my family. He was a true leader and dear friend. He will ...
02/20/2018
Harry 'Bob' Purkey, former Virginia Beach delegate, dies at 84

My sincere condolences to Del. Purkey's family from myself and my family. He was a true leader and dear friend. He will be missed. Thank you, Bob, for all you did for the Commonwealth, Hampton Roads, and for Virginia Beach. #RIPBobPurkey

Former Del. Harry "Bob" R. Purkey, who represented part of Virginia Beach 27 years, has died. Purkey was 83.

01/24/2018

Mayor Sessoms' response to those who have asked for an apology to Tim Worst after City Council's Jan. 16 meeting:

"In retrospect, my statements to Mr. Worst during the Jan. 16 Virginia Beach City Council meeting were out of character for me. Frankly, I can’t think of another time I have interrupted a speaker in all these years serving on the Virginia Beach City Council. The three minutes allotted for citizens to speak during public hearings are an important part of our democratic process."

"I realize I should have waited until he was done speaking to address the issue. However, as someone who works every day to do what is right for the city I love and the people I serve, it is increasingly difficult to sit back and listen while people spread uncorroborated untruths that question my integrity and that of the City Council. I don’t know the source of the inaccuracy, but what he shared was simply untrue and I felt compelled to correct the record."

01/23/2018
www.vbgov.com

City Council workshop begins at 4 p.m. in City Hall, Second Floor.

Stay safe out there today with the impending snowfall. #moresnow
01/17/2018
Local city crews prepare for more snow

Stay safe out there today with the impending snowfall. #moresnow

More snow is expected to move into Hampton Roads Wednesday and city crews are prepared.

Great way to see what's happening in Virginia Beach - Feb. 1 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Coastal Virginia H...
01/17/2018
Coastal Virginia Hospitality Expo offers 150 vendors, seminars

Great way to see what's happening in Virginia Beach - Feb. 1 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Coastal Virginia Hospitality Expo #GreatestCityintheWorld

The Feb. 1 event is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Hotel Association and Virginia Beach Restaurant Association.

Congratulations to our new City Clerk and City Real Estate Assessor.
01/10/2018
Articles :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Congratulations to our new City Clerk and City Real Estate Assessor.

​Amanda Barnes Named City Clerk and ​Ronald D. Agnor Named City Real Estate AssessorTuesday, January 09, 2018The Virginia Beach City Council today named Amanda Barnes as the new Virginia Beach city clerk, and Ronald D. Agnor as the new Virginia Beach real estate assessor. The appointments are ef...

Attention:Blizzard warning will go into effect at 7 p.m. this evening.Virginia Beach currently has about 2,000 household...
01/03/2018
Rain and Snow Forecasts

Attention:

Blizzard warning will go into effect at 7 p.m. this evening.

Virginia Beach currently has about 2,000 households without power, down from over 3,300. Crews are working to restore as quickly possible and anticipate a noon restore for most.

Virginia Beach Public Schools are dismissing 2 hours early today and are closed tomorrow.

Stay safe and hunkered down. Check for updates often.

CURRENT CONDITIONS TIDES NEXT FEW DAYSRIVER LEVEL SUMMARYGIS MARINE REPORTSMARINE OBSERVATIONSEARTHQUAKE MONITORLAND OBSERVATIONS HOURLY

Nominations for the 24th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony are being accepted now through Feb. 5, 2018 by the Virginia...
01/02/2018
Human Rights Commission :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Nominations for the 24th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony are being accepted now through Feb. 5, 2018 by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (HRC). The HRC recognizes noteworthy individuals and groups who have aided in the understanding of cultural diversity and advocated for the human rights of the City's residents.

The awards committee will evaluate nominees based on community involvement, initiatives and humanitarianism. Eligible nominees are people living or working in Virginia Beach or anyone who has contributed to the promotion of human rights to benefit Virginia Beach residents.

"The Human Rights Commission needs your help in recognizing individuals or groups in our community who work tirelessly to protect and promote cultural diversity and advocate for the human rights of all," said Chairman Raj Islam. "We look forward to your nominations."

A nomination form must be attached to all entries, as well as at least two letters of endorsement to support the nomination. For more details and to obtain a Human Rights Award application, visit www.vbgov.com/hrc or call HRC liaison Kathy Hinson at (757) 385-1158. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 via email, mail or hand-delivery. Please submit completed applications in one of the following ways:

Email: [email protected]
Mail or hand-deliver to:
City of Virginia Beach/Department of Human Resources
ATTENTION: Kathy Hinson/HRC Awards Program
2424 Courthouse Drive, Building 18, Room 122
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Winning nominees will be honored at the 24th Annual Human Rights Awards Ceremony on April 5, 2018.

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12/29/2017
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 29, 2017

64 EXPRESS LANES TOLLING BEGINS ON JANUARY 10

Motorists will need an E-ZPass or an E-ZPass Flex during operating hours

NORFOLK - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will begin tolling the 64 Express Lanes the morning of Wednesday, January 10, 2018. During operating hours (5 a.m.-9 a.m. westbound and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. eastbound Monday through Friday), motorists will need an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex to access the 8.4-mile stretch of Reversible Roadway between the I-264 Interchange and I-564. Outside of operating hours, the lanes will remain free and open to all motorists.

During operating hours, motorists who wish to ride toll-free must meet the HOV-2+ (High Occupancy Vehicle) requirement and have an E-ZPass Flex transponder switched to "HOV ON". To pay the variable toll during operating hours, solo drivers may use a standard E-ZPass transponder or an E-ZPass Flex with "HOV ON" covered.

The 64 Express Lanes are designed to provide more choices for travelers while increasing the efficiency of the corridor for all drivers. Until now, the 64 Reversible Roadway has been open only to HOV-2+ during peak travel times. When the 64 Express Lanes begin January 10, it will be the first time solo drivers in Hampton Roads will have the choice to legally use the lanes as an alternative to the free general purpose lanes during peak travel times. Dynamic tolling, in which the price fluctuates based on user demand, is designed to increase the number of people using the lanes while maintaining minimum speeds to provide a more reliable trip for travelers.

"We can't pave our way out of congestion," said Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne. "We want travelers to get the most out of the highway space we have available, and our data shows that the current HOV lanes aren't the best way to do that in Hampton Roads. The 64 Express Lanes will offer solo drivers the choice to use the lanes, while still encouraging carpooling."

"We have been working to improve travel times and reliability for commuters in Hampton Roads," said VDOT Commissioner Charles Kilpatrick. "The 64 Express Lanes will help us further that goal."

To assist with the launch, VDOT is extending the hours at its E-ZPass Customer Service Centers at 1701 Church Street, Norfolk, VA 23504 and 4010 Victory Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23701. The Customer Service Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday between January 2-5 and January 8-12. Weekend hours will remain noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sundays.

Motorists interested in exchanging their standard E-ZPass transponder for an E-ZPass Flex may visit www.EZPassVA.com, call the toll-free number at 877-762-7824 or visit an E-ZPass Customer Service Center. The exchange is free. Motorists may also obtain a new E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex device at one of our E-ZPass On-the-Go retailers, the locations of which are also available at www.EZPassVA.com. Please note that transponder exchanges are not available at the On-the-Go retailers.

You can find general information about the 64 Express Lanes and a list of Frequently Asked Questions by visiting www.64ExpressLanes.org.

Virginia EZPass Customer Service Center

Sincere condolences to Macon Brock's family - we will miss his spirit, humanity and selflessness - Hampton Roads - and V...
12/12/2017
Macon Brock, co-founder of Dollar Tree and a prominent philanthropist, dies at 75

Sincere condolences to Macon Brock's family - we will miss his spirit, humanity and selflessness - Hampton Roads - and Virginia Beach - has so much to be thankful for because of Macon and Joan Brock. Rest in Peace.

Macon Brock, one of three co-founders of Dollar Tree, died Saturday morning, family and friends confirmed. He was 75.

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