City Council Vacancy: Bayside District Seat

Three Applicants Shortlisted for Bayside District City Council Vacancy

On July 12, Virginia Beach City Council narrowed the list of nine individuals interested in filling the vacant Bayside District seat to three candidates.  City Council will hold a Special Session for public interviews in the City Council Chamber at the Municipal Center (2401 Courthouse Drive, Bldg. 1) on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m.  Candidates will be called in alphabetical order and given 10 minutes to make a presentation followed by questions from Council Members. City Council will convene into closed session for additional discussion and may further narrow the field of candidates.

Citizens will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the City Council during the informal session starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Following public comment, the City Council will proceed to closed session for deliberation and make a formal vote on an appointment to fill the Bayside District vacancy during the formal session.

Review each applicant's resume/CV, letter of interest and statement of economic interests below. 

The citizen appointed by City Council will serve the unfinished Bayside District term and hold office through Dec. 31, 2022. State code authorizes the City Council to fill the vacancy until an election is held. Because the term finishes at the end of year, and a new 10-district election system is being implemented in the November 2022 election, residents will simply vote in November for Council Members representing new Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10.  Districts 3, 5, 7 and the mayor will be elected in 2024. Citizens can learn more about their district here.  

Virginia Beach City Council encourages any citizen, who is a registered voter, residing in the Bayside District and interested in the position, to submit the following items on or before noon on July 8, 2022:

  1. Resume or C.V.
  2. Statement of Economic Interests (Guide for completing the form available here)
  3. Letter of Interest

map of 7 former City Council districtsCandidates must reside in the Bayside District in order to be eligible for appointment.  Candidates must reside in the Bayside District in order to be eligible for appointment. To look up your district, visit the City Map Tool, select the layers icon and then from the layers list select "Voting Information" and from that drop-down menu, select "Former Council Districts."

All documents are to be submitted to:

Amanda Barnes, MMC, City Clerk
2401 Courthouse Drive
Suite 2116
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
  • Application packages will be reviewed in the closed session July 12. 
  • The City Council will narrow the list of candidates to determine who will be interviewed publicly at a special session August 2. 
  • Finalists will be announced and City Council will accept public comment on August 9. 
  • The City Council will then vote on the final candidate on either August 9 or 16.
Because the citizen chosen will be completing the term for which Mr. Jones was elected, candidates must reside in the Bayside District to be eligible for appointment. The citizen appointed by City Council will hold office until December 31, 2022.

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