March 7, 2024

Virginia Beach State of the City and Events Hosted by Council Members Happening Next Week

Mayor Dyer will give his sixth State of the City address on March 13; Vice Mayor Wilson, Councilmembers Taylor and Wooten to hold meetings March 14 and 15.

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The 2024 Virginia Beach State of the City will be held next week, along with community meetings on various initiatives hosted by Vice Mayor Rosemary Wilson and Councilmembers Chris Taylor and Sabrina Wooten.

Mayor Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer, along with City Manager Patrick Duhaney, will deliver the 2024 State of the City address on Wednesday, March 13, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The speech will highlight major city initiatives, recognize several organizations and provide a look forward for the city. This year's presentation will be live-streamed on the City's website and Facebook page at approximately 12:30 p.m. The event is the first in a series of five sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber.

Councilmember Taylor welcomes the creative, entrepreneurial and corporate business communities to network and connect at his second community meeting in the series, Culture Meets Commerce. Various locations are selected for each meeting that highlight a unique business offering showcasing the rich cultural diversity of the Virginia Beach community. This next meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at Zeiders American Dream Theater.

Also on March 14, Councilmember Wooten will host a community meeting to discuss collective bargaining in the City. A presentation will be given by the City’s Human Resources department and a panel will discuss shared experiences and perspectives on collective bargaining. The meeting will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. in Building 19 at the Municipal Center.

Vice Mayor Wilson invites residents to attend a community meeting to bring awareness to human trafficking. Hear from guest speakers Tanya Gould, Anti-Human Trafficking director with the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, and Delegate Anne Ferrell Tata, 99th District representative for the Virginia House of Delegates. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia. Register to attend.

Events hosted by council members are free and open to the public. For more information about the State of the City series, visit

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