City Council Vacancy

As a result of the resignation of Jessica Abbott, the Kempsville District Council seat is vacant.  

Nine Applicants Shortlisted for Kempsville District City Council Vacancy

On Aug. 3, Virginia Beach City Council narrowed the list of individuals interested in filling the vacant Kempsville District seat to nine 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) Tue., Aug. 10, 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 a special session on Thursday., Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. Following public comment, the City Council will proceed to closed session for deliberation and then return to open session to make a formal vote on an appointment to fill the Kempsville District vacancy.

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

State code authorizes the City Council to fill the vacancy until a special election is scheduled.

View a map of the City's election districts here.