The Mayor's Commission on Aging

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The Virginia Beach Mayor's Commission on Aging assists the mayor in planning actions and programs to meet the needs and concerns of seniors in Virginia Beach.

The goals of the MCOA are: 
  • ​Review the nature and priorities of needed services necessary for seniors
  • Work with other agencies, committees, and commissions throughout the region that address these same issues
  • Provide public information, legislative and education efforts to bring a greater understanding to the public
  • Represent the Mayor's Office throughout the community, as directed by the mayor assist in identifying and defining the needs of seniors;  
Executive Committee Members of the Mayor's Commission on Aging for 2022:

Susan Paddock, Chair
Drew Lankford, Past Chair
Brenda Cobb, Vice Chair
Rhonda Branyan, Secretary 
Margie Barnes, Emeritus​​

​Memberships

Members must be Virginia Beach residents and are appointed by the Mayor to serve for a three-year term without compensation. Membership application forms are available through the Mayor's Office or are listed on the right navigation.

Mee​​tings

Meetings are open to the public and are held from 2 to 4 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month except in December. Historically, meetings were held in the mayor’s conference room on the second floor of Building No. 1, City Hall, Virginia Beach Municipal Center. Please note a change in location for the April 27, 2022, meeting, which will be held at the Princess Anne Recreation Center, 1400 Nimmo Pkwy. Confirm meeting dates and locations by emailing MCOA@vbgov.com or calling (757) 385-2688.

Com​mittees

The members of the Mayor's Commission on Aging work in committees as they explore issues concerning seniors. Committees include:
  • Community Concerns
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Health and Safety
  • Housing
  • Legal and Legislative
  • Public Relations
  • Transportation
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Each year, the Commission presents awards for exceptional accomplishments in service to senior citizens. Nominations may be made for individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to promote change or provide new services for senior citizens of Virginia Beach. Contributions must have been made within the past year and must benefit a large segment of the senior community.

Nominations can be submitted electronically by choosing the form located under "Related Forms" or available through the Office of the Mayor. The awards are presented at our annual Senior Showcase in the fall.    

The Dr. Lanny Hampel Award for Exemplary Service to Senior Citizens 

To officially recognize individuals whose service to seniors has been exceptional. The service or initiative must have extended significantly beyond the requirements of employment duties and responsibilities.

Meyera E. Oberndorf Award for Exemplary Service to Senior Citizens

To officially recognize organizations, businesses, community groups, or government entities whose service to seniors has been exceptional. The service or initiative must have extended significantly beyond the requirements of employment duties and responsibilities.
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