City Council Members
- City Council
Virginia Beach operates under the council-manager form of government. The 11-member City Council is the city's legislative body. The city manager is appointed by the council and acts as chief executive officer. Through his staff, the city manager implements policies established by the council.
Members of the City Council serve four-year terms and are elected on a staggered basis. In the past, Virginia Beach residents could vote for all 11 council members including the mayor. Beginning this year, in November 2022, residents will only be able to vote for candidates who live in their newly defined district (as determined by the U.S. District Court). All residents will still be able to vote for the mayor. The mayor’s election will take place in 2024.