August 4, 2021

Nine Applicants Shortlisted for Kempsville District City Council Vacancy

The Virginia Beach City Council reviewed the 15 complete applications submitted for the Kempsville District City Council vacancy and shortlisted nine individuals for interviews. They are:

  • Mike Anderson
  • William Dale
  • Naomi Estaris
  • Michael Feggans
  • Rocky Holcomb
  • Richard Jordan
  • Brian Matney
  • Amelia Ross-Hammond
  • Brent Werlein

Each candidate's application package is available for review at

On Tuesday., Aug. 10, at 2 p.m., the City Council will hold a Special Session for public interviews in the City Council Chamber at the Municipal Center, 2401 Courthouse Drive, Bldg. 1. Candidates will be called in alphabetical order and given 10 minutes to make a presentation followed by questions from Council Members. The City Council will convene into closed session for additional discussion and may further narrow the field of candidates.

Citizens will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the City Council during a special session on Thursday., Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. Following public comment, the City Council will proceed to closed session for deliberation and then return to open session to make a formal vote on an appointment to fill the Kempsville District vacancy.

State code authorizes the City Council to fill the vacancy until a special election is scheduled.

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