Next Meeting of 5/31 Memorial Committee Open to Public July 11

Next Meeting of 5/31 Memorial Committee Open to Public July 11
​​​​Presentation to City Council to take place July 12
July 6, 2022

The next meeting of the Council-appointed 5/31 Memorial Committee will take place from 3-9 p.m. on Monday, July 11, at The HIVE, 4636 Columbus St., Suite 100, Virginia Beach. The meeting is open to the public and will also be available via live streaming on www.VBgov.com and facebook.com/cityofvabeach.

On Tuesday, July 12, committee members will attend the City Council informal session to give an update on their work. The council session begins at 1 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 2403 Courthouse Drive, Building 3, Virginia Beach.

Immediately following the group's presentation to Council, committee members will adjourn to Building 19, Training Room A (2416 Courthouse Dr., Virginia Beach) to allow members to reflect on the process they have participated in to date. That gathering will have no formal agenda, but rather be a period of conversation among committee members with the Kearns & West facilitators. The public is invited to attend both the presentation to City Council, as well as the gathering following that presentation.

Committee Background

City Council-appointed 12 members to the committee including the families and survivor liaisons, during their formal session on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. The City has hired consulting firm Kearns & West to facilitate the memorial planning process. Kearns & West serves as the family and survivor liaisons, facilitates the Memorial Committee, and creates multiple opportunities for the families, survivors, and community to provide input in the memorial planning process.

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