City Council Members

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Virginia Beach operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The 11-member City Council is the city's legislative body. The city manager is appointed by the Council and acts as chief executive officer. Through his staff, the City Manager implements policies established by Council.

Members of Council serve four-year terms and are elected on a staggered basis. Three Council members and the mayor serve "at large" with no district residency requirement. All others are required to live in the districts they represent.​​​

Mayor Bobby Dyer was sworn in on November 20, 2018, and is the first Veteran to be directly elected as mayor in Virginia Beach history. Before being sworn in as Mayor, Dyer represented the Centerville District for 14 years. His prior positions include physical therapist, health care executive, business consultant and assistant professor in the School of Government at Regent University. Dyer served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972. In 1976, he earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Saint Louis University and in 1982, a master's in public adminis­tration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned his Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University in 2001. He currently serves as a City Council liaison to the Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Human Rights Commission, Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee and Process Improvement Steering Committee, which he initiated. Bobby and his wife, Trish, live in the Lake Christopher section of the Centerville District and have two children and four grandchildren. ​

Michael Berlucchi

Rose Hall District #3

Council Member Michael Berlucchi was elected on November 5, 2019 and re-elected on November 3, 2020 to serve as the Rose Hall District representative. 

He was born and raised in Virginia Beach and is a graduate of First Colonial High School and George Mason University, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia, and the CIVIC Leadership Institute at Old Dominion University.  

Michael is the community relations manager for the Chrysler Museum of Art, where he creates and implements educational and community partnerships designed to expand and diversify museum audiences, particularly among underserved constituencies. He been recognized as one of Inside Business' Top Forty under 40 and as an OUTstanding Virginian by Equality Virginia, and has authored articles and given presentations on a range of topics related to his work experience and community/civic engagement. 

Michael is an active community volunteer and supports numerous nonprofit organizations, including Teens with a Purpose, CIVIC Leadership Institute, Green Run Collegiate Foundation, Connected Business Networking, United Negro College Fund, Virginia Beach for Fairness, Hampton Roads LGBT Public Safety Consortium, Virginia African American Cultural Center, the Hope House Foundation, Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, among many others. He also served as a member of the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission, Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation, and consecutive terms as president of Hampton Roads Pride.

Berlucchi serves as a City Council Liaison to the 5/31 Memorial Committee, Arts and Humanities Commission, Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Citizens Committee on Boards and Commissions, Development Authority, Human Rights Commission, Social Services Advisory Board and Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation.

Linwood Branch

Lynnhaven District #5

Council Member Branch was appointed by the City Council on October 5, 2021, to fill the unexpired term for the Lynnhaven district seat vacated by James Wood. He had previously served as the Beach district representative to the Council from 1992-2002. Branch has also served on numerous boards and commissions spanning over three decades, including the Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Virginia Beach Development Authority, Hampton Roads Transportation District Commission, City Landscaping Committee and Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission. Branch currently serves as a City Council liaison to the Resort Advisory Committee, the Advertising Advisory Committee, Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Bayfront Advisory Commission, Open Space Advisory Committee and Process Improvement Steering Committee. During his first term on Council, Branch worked with resort stakeholders to develop a comprehensive events program and a tourism reinvestment plan which has funded such things as the new boardwalk, Atlantic Avenue improvements, the Aquarium, Convention Center, and the Sports Center. He strongly supported initiatives such as the Agricultural Reserve Program and Open Space Program, which has preserved many thousands of acres of land. Currently a member of the Virginia Beach Police Foundation, he has also served on numerous law enforcement support groups, including the Friends of the Mounted Patrol and the Second Precinct Citizens Advisory Committee. In 2004, he was asked to chair the effort to raise $12 million in private funds to help build the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, and the Foundation that was created exceeded that goal by $2.5 million. In 2007, Branch received the high honor of being named Virginia Beach First Citizen for these efforts. The priorities Branch outlined during the appointment process include workforce development, community policing, and working to make homelessness rare and non-recurring. Branch is a 1977 graduate of Randolph-Macon College. He resides in Virginia Beach with his wife Robin and children Easton and Lindsey.

Barbara Henley

Princess Anne District #7
Council Member Henley is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's in urban studies. She taught in the city's public schools' system and is serving her ninth term on the City Council. She represented the Pungo Borough from 1978 to 1990, during which time she served two years as vice mayor. She served on City Council again from 1994 to 2002 and returned to represent the Princess Anne District in 2006. A partner in Henley Farms, LP, Henley is president of the Princess Anne County/Virginia Beach Historical Society. She also serves as a City Council liaison to the Agricultural Advisory Commission, Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Citizens Committee on Boards and Commission, Green Ribbon Committee, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Historical Review Board, the Mayor's Commission on Aging, Open Space Advisory Committee, Stormwater Appeals Board and the Transition Area ITA Citizens Advisory Committee. She is the author of Glimpses of Down-County History: Southern Princess Anne County.

N.D. "Rocky" Holcomb

Kempsvillle District #2

Council Member Holcomb was appointed by the City Council on August 12, 2021, to fill the unexpired term for the Kempsville district seat vacated by Jessica Abbott. Holcomb serves as a City Council liaison to the Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Clean Community Commission, Community Services Board, Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, Green Ribbon Committee, Military Economic Development Advisory Committee and Urban Agriculture Advisory Committee. Council Member Holcomb has served the Sheriff's Office since 1991 and, prior to his promotion to chief deputy in May 2018, served as captain of the Criminal Intelligence Unit and Classification Division. He currently oversees the VBSO's Administration.

He served eight years in the Marine Corps as an infantryman (three years of active service and five years as an inactive reservist). After joining the Sheriff's Office, he earned his bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and management from Regent University and graduated from the West Point Leadership Course. He is an active volunteer, dedicating his time to the Pungo Strawberry Festival, Kempsville Meadows Elementary School and Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA. In 2017, he won a special election to represent the 85th District in the Virginia House of Delegates becoming the first ever full-time law enforcement officer to be elected to the oldest legislative body in the western hemisphere. He served during the 2017 legislative session, helping successfully carry bills to improve mental health treatment for jail inmates (HB2184).

During his career at the Sheriff's Office, Holcomb has served as commander of the Emergency Response Team and championed efforts to improve mental health treatment for inmates, including by creating the Mental Health Housing Unit and a gardening therapy program, Operation Green Thumb. He implemented the K9 Unit and oversaw operations for the K9 program. As captain of the Classification Division, Holcomb was instrumental in the creation of the Reentry and Veterans programs. The Reentry Program is one of the most successful in the state, with a success rate of 67% or better.

Delceno Miles

Bayside District #4

Council Member Miles was appointed by City Council on Aug. 9, 2022, to fill the unexpired term for the Bayside district following the passing of former Council Member Louis Jones. She currently serves as a City Council liaison to the Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Bayfront Advisory Commission, Housing Advisory Board, Minority Business Council and Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. 

A Virginia Beach native, she graduated from Frank W. Cox High School, then went on to earn a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University and later a M.A. in Communications from Regent University. An advocate for the importance of education, Miles ran for and was elected to the Virginia Beach School Board in 1996, serving as the board's vice-chair for two years and was a driving force for the Diversity Awareness Task Force. She would later be appointed to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia by former Governor James S. Gilmore, III.

Miles currently serves as the president/CEO of The Miles Agency, a Virginia Beach-based marketing and public relations firm that she founded in 1989. In addition, she has served on numerous state and local boards and commissions including the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Red Cross Coastal Virginia, the Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation Board, the Tidewater Community College Board, and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Miles lives in the Bayside District with her husband of 22 years, Athens Holloway, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and retired merchant engineer.

Council Member Moss was re-elected to the City Council in November 2018 for service that began in 2011. He served three prior terms on the City Council, as the Kempsville Borough representative (1986-1990) and as an at large member (1992-1995 and 2015-2018). Mr. Moss retired as the director of the Submarine Program Requirements and Warfare Development for Commander Submarine Forces after 41 years of service in August of 2020. He was awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy and recognized as the first honorary submariner by Commander Submarine Forces upon his retirement. He is active in Boy Scout Troop 375. He serves as an honorary member of the BSA Tidewater Council Board of Directors. Mr. Moss is a graduate of Princess Anne High School, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University and the Naval War College, as well as the Senior Federal Fellows Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He currently serves as a City Council liaison to the 2040 Vision to Action Community Coalition, Active Transportation Advisory Committee, Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Audit Committee, Deferred Compensation Board, Flood Prevention Bond Referendum Oversight Board, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Housing Advisory Board, In-House Pharmacy Exploratory Committee, Military Economic Development Advisory Committee, Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee, Stormwater Appeals Board and Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation. The Moss family resides in the Bayside District, future District Nine. John, Kathy, Thomas and Katie are members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Aaron R. Rouse

At Large
Council Member Rouse was born and raised in Virginia Beach. He attended First Colonial High School and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Rouse was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2007 NFL draft and also played for the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals. After retiring from the National Football League, Rouse returned home to Virginia Beach to begin his career in public service. He served as a coach and a mentor before founding Rouse’s House. Rouse’s House is a nonprofit organization that serves to establish education as the foundation for today’s youth, with a primary goal of exposing youth and families in the community to a broader world of learning. On November 6, 2018, Rouse was elected to City Council as an at large member. Rouse is a strong advocate for the support of first responders and the military along with their families. He is passionate about the potential growth of Virginia Beach into a strong economic, travel and entertainment location with support to residents and tourists. Rouse is a lifetime member of the National Football League Players Association, an active member of his church and a member of North End Run Club. He serves as a City Council liaison to the Minority Business Council, Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission and the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (HRT). He enjoys outdoor activities and currently resides in the heart of Virginia Beach with his wife, son and daughter.

Guy King Tower

Beach District #6
Council Member Tower was appointed to City Council in April 2019 and subsequently elected in November of that year. He is a retired lawyer, mediator, educator and association executive. 

He is a founding member of The McCammon Group, the largest organization of its kind in Virginia, that provides mediation, arbitration and other private dispute resolution services. His previous positions include: executive director for the Virginia Bar Association; director of educational services for the Office of the Executive Secretary, Supreme Court of Virginia; shareholder and director at Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.; adjunct faculty at the College of William & Mary and Old Dominion University; partner and associate at Hunton & Williams; and tax attorney for Norfolk & Western Railway Co.

He is a charter member of the African American Cultural Center of Virginia Beach; a member of the Virginia Bar Association Committee on Issues of National and State Importance, and; on the boards of the Virginia Beach Library Foundation, Virginia Opera, Fort Norfolk Retirement Community, Inc. (Harbor's Edge) and Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads. Among his previous positions, Tower was vice-chair of the Virginia Beach Library Board; chair of the Old Dominion University School of Business Advisory Council and a member of the board of directors for the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

Tower earned a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Virginia, College of Arts and Sciences and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He and his wife, Winship C. Tower, have been married for nearly 40 years and have four children and seven grandchildren.

Rosemary Wilson

Vice Mayor, At Large
Council Member Wilson has held elected office since 1996 — first with the School Board (1996 to 2000, including being vice chairman), then with the City Council (2000 to present). A graduate of Bayside High School and Old Dominion University, Wilson is a Realtor with Howard Hanna Real Estate. Recognized in 2012 by “Lawyers Weekly” as one of the Most Influential Women in Virginia, Wilson was also appointed by Gov. McDonnell to the Fair Housing Board and the Local Government Advisory Board to the Chesapeake Bay. She was honored by “Inside Business” in 2007 with the Women in Business Achievement Award, and by the Virginia Beach Education Association in 1999 with the Friend of Education Award. She is a fellow of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia and the Civic Leadership Institute at Old Dominion University. Wilson has served as president of the Virginia Municipal League and chairman of the League’s Human Development and Education Committee, as well as the Federal Advocacy Council. In 2016, Wilson was named Volunteer of the Year from the Virginia Recreation and Park Society and is the co-chair of Cycle for Survival, a nonprofit that raises money for rare cancer research. She is a City Council liaison to the Atlantic Park Community Development Authority, Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission, Community Organization Grant (COG) Review and Allocation Committee, Development Authority, Health Services Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission, In-House Pharmacy Exploratory Committee, Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee and the Southside Network Authority.

Sabrina D. Wooten

Centerville District #1

Council Member Wooten was sworn into office on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to fill the unexpired term of the seat Mayor Dyer vacated as the Centerville district representative in Virginia Beach. On November 3, 2020, Council Member Sabrina Wooten was re-elected as the first African American to serve a second term ever on Virginia Beach City Council. She is a native of Stuttgart, Germany, but grew up in Hampton Roads and has lived in Virginia Beach for over 16 years. Her passions include combatting poverty, advocating for local businesses and homelessness and protecting our natural resources and quality of life.  Sabrina brings eighteen years of business, leadership and administrative experience in the private and non-profit sectors.

Wooten is the creator and host of the Ignite Business Series Seminar that takes place annually to support local, small, women, minority and service disabled business owners.  The business series provides businesses with the resources and tools they need to grow and expand.

Wooten's professional mediation firm Strategic Impact Services, LLC, provides mediation services and business management solutions to business organizations and the community. Additionally, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University where she teaches Government and Business.

She was appointed to the 2018 Board of Governors for the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives. Prior to the November 2018 election, Wooten was Vice chair of the City's Minority Business Council, and Chair of the Outreach Committee. She was also a member of the City's Process Improvement Steering Committee and is a member of the National Small Business Association, the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society and the National Association of Professional Women. She is also a former Police Chaplain for the Virginia Beach Police Department.

A published author, Wooten graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. She received master's degrees in business management and public administration from Regent University. She also earned a certificate in biblical studies from Liberty University and a certificate in practical theology from Regent University. She is a PhD candidate and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. Wooten resides with her husband, Donald in the Centerville District.