January 3, 2023

City Councilmember Rosemary Wilson Reappointed Virginia Beach Vice Mayor

Seven councilmembers also take oath of office.

​Today, Rosemary Wilson, a member of Virginia Beach City Council since 2000, was once again selected to serve as the City’s Vice Mayor by her peers on the council.

Wilson first assumed the position of vice mayor following the resignation of Jim Wood in 2021. She will continue to perform the duties of the mayor in the absence of Mayor Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer.

Wilson, who has experience as a teacher, school board member, and realtor, received eight votes. Councilmember Sabrina Wooten was also nominated to serve as vice mayor and received two votes. Councilmember Worth Remick abstained from voting.

“I am proud to represent Virginia Beach as vice mayor. The work we do here is vitally important and I will continue to serve the residents of this community with honor and integrity,” said Wilson.

Wilson is the fourth woman to serve as vice mayor. Barbara Henley was elected as the first in 1982.

Incumbents Barbara Henley (District 2) and Norman D. “Rocky” Holcomb (District 1) were sworn in today along with Robert W. “Worth” Remick (District 6), Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond (District 4), Jennifer Rouse (District 10), Joashua “Joash” Schulman (District 9) and Chris Taylor (District 8) for terms that will last through Dec. 31, 2026, with the exception of Rocky Holcomb. He ran to complete the unexpired term of Jessica Abbott which concludes on Dec. 31, 2024.

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