Community Input Needed

Let us know what you think about new mural designs, therapeutic recreation programs and the Police Department’s new mission statement.

Renderings of proposed muralsVote Now for Your Favorite Mural Design

Help select a mural design that will add color and life to a concrete wall at the Oceanfront! The site of the new mural is adjacent to the Rudee Loop area, which has a pedestrian/bike path and serves as a welcoming space for visitors, residents and families. The murals will be created on the outside walls that surround the lot of the old Oceanside Inn, a once-popular hotel that was demolished in 2017. The City of Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs opened a public call for proposals, and artists from across the country submitted designs. With a difficu​lt decision on their hands, the Public Art Selection Committee narrowed down the diverse group of artists to four finalists, and now is asking the public to vote for their favorite design. Visit to vote through May 27.

Parks & Recreation Launches Survey about Services for Individuals with Disabilities 
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is asking residents to complete an online survey to learn more about the demographics and interests of local individuals with disabilities. The survey will remain open until May 21 and the resulting data will help guide future programming and services for the Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services Unit. The department is hoping to gather information on things like the types of disabilities diagnosed, ages of those who could be served, preferred methods of program communication, and times/days that programs should be made available. Survey responses are anonymous. To complete the survey, visit

The Virginia Beach Police Department Is Seeking Input for a New Mission Statement

VBPD is calling on the community to assist in the creation of a new mission statement.  Drawing on 21st Century policing principles, they recognize the importance of maintaining an organization that is representative of our community and its values.  In this regard, a new mission statement will not only help guide the department’s officers for decades to come, but will also pave the way for increased collaboration and engagement with citizens. 

The survey, available here​, will remain open through May 31.  Your input will be used by an internal workgroup to craft a new mission statement in the months ahead. 

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