The group also provides advice on issues involving compliance with state and national legislation. 

The committee works to improve the awareness of every person's abilities rather than their disabilities and wants to make Virginia Beach the most accessible city in the U.S.


  • Community education - Increasing awareness of disability issues and resources.
  • Legislation - Develop laws and ordinances affecting citizens with disabilities and their rights.
  • Accessibility - Assuring that all facilities and programs are accessible to citizens with disabilities.
  • Employment - Promoting more employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities.
  • Transportation - Acquiring an accessible public transportation system.
  • Economics - Promoting opportunities for economic independence for citizens with disabilities.
    • Appointive Agencies Independent Citizen Review Board (ICRB) Health Services Advisory Board Appointed Officials City Council Codes & Ordinances Departments & Divisions Local Election Districts Mayor's Office Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities Mayor's Commission on Aging Mayor's Veterans Committee Mayor's Alternative Energy Taskforce Mayor's State of the City Address 2024 State of the City 2023 State of the City 2022 State of the City 2021 State of the City 2020 State of the City 2019 State of the City Process Improvement Steering Committee Speaker & Document Requests Open Data Portal Public Meetings Volunteer Resources