Mayor

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Mayor Louis R. Jones

​Mayor Jones was sworn into the Office of Mayor on May 1, 2018, following the resignation of Mayor Will Sessoms. He has served on the City Council for more than 30 years, representing the Bayside District. He previously served as Mayor from July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1984, and as Vice Mayor from November 1, 2001 to April 30, 2018. He is a member and former chairman of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. He is also a former chairman of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization. 

Mayor Jones serves as the City Council liaison to numerous panels including:


  • ​Bayfront Advisory Commission
  • Lake Gaston Water Task Force
  • Oceana Land Use Conformity Committee
  • Southeastern Public Service Authority
  • Virginia Beach Development Authority 

He is president and owner of Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Inc. and Tidewater Cemetery Corporation. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College of William & Mary (Old Dominion University) and is a graduate of the Echols College of Mortuary Science. He serves on the Virginia State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers and is a member of Bayside Presbyterian Church.​

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