Community Services Board

​The Community Services Board is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the delivery of our community-based mental health, substance abuse, and developmental services in Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Beach Community Services Board is seeking public comment on its State Performance Contract Financial Plan, through which state funding is utilized for public mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services. As part of the process, the Department must hold a 30-day public comment period for residents to offer their input on the contract. The Board will request that the plan be added to the City Council's Sept. 7 agenda. A copy of the plan can be viewed online, or at the following locations:

  • Virginia Beach Department of Human Services – Administrative Offices
    3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.
    (757) 385-0607

  • Office of the City Clerk
    Municipal Center, Building 1
    2401 Courthouse Dr., Suite 281
    (757) 385-4303

  • The Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
    4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
    (757) 385-0150

  • Citizen Services Office
    2508 Princess Anne Rd.
    (757) 385-3111

Written comments should be provided to:
Maria Kurtz, CSB Finance Officer
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Administrative Offices
3432 Virginia Beach Blvd., Third Floor
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
​​​​​​The Virginia Beach Community Services Board (VBCSB) is composed of citizens appointed by the Virginia Beach City Council. The Board’s primary responsibility is to review and evaluate the community-based mental health, substance abuse and, developmental services delivery system. The VBCSB operates based on the roles and responsibilities as defined in 37.2-500 of the Code of Virginia. The VBCSB is one of 40 local CSB's, or Behavioral Health Authorities, throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Each is dedicated to promoting service accessibility and providing a continuum of care for persons with disabilities and chemical addition  The VBCSB was established by the Virginia Beach City Council in 1970 and has earned a reputation for innovative programing and consumer and family involvement.  Currently, 15 people serve on the Board.  They may serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms or more than a total of three full year-terms.  One third of the appointments shall be identified as consumers or family members of consumers.  Standing committees include:
  • Executive Committee
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Behavioral Health Committee        
  • Developmental Services Committee

If you are interested in serving on the VBCSB and would like to submit an application, please follow this link to the Talent Bank Application. Submission instructions are at the bottom of the page. 

All meetings are open to the public. Please see the schedule to the right for upcoming meeting dates.

Community based services are delivered by the City's Department of Human Services Behavioral Health Developmental Disabilities Divisions. Services include emergency intake, prevention, outpatient treatment, day support, vocational opportunities, case management and residential support. Services are provided in a climate of dignity and respect in promoting the goal of community integration of citizens with disabilities. Funding streams include: federal, state and local dollars; Medicaid; contractual fees;​ and client fees.​

2021 Community Services Board Members

Top Row: Dr. Joyce Harvey, Chair; Carrollyn Cox, Vice-Chair
Second Row: Patricia Alspaugh; Lori F. Bridges; Gayle M. Colson
Third Row: Carla Hesseltine; Yvonne Lewis; Patricia Pointer
Bottom Row: Susannah Uroskie; Todd Walker; Katrice Washington

 Board Packages and Documents

January 28Recording
February 5Recording

March 25Recording
April 29 Recording

​May - No Meeting

June 24 | Recording

2021 Special Meetings

​July - No meeting
February - Joint meeting
​March - Cancelled
​April - Cancelled
​May - No meeting
​December - No meeting

​July - No meeting
​May - No meeting
December - No meeting

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Community Services Board Meetings

Meetings are held in the Human Services Building: 3432 Virginia Beach Boulevard,  Conference Room 339, from 8:30 a.m. ​– 10:30 a.m. , unless otherwise noted, and are open to the public.

Please note that due to COVID-19, the CSB will be meeting virtually for the time being. Notice of the meeting and how to participate will be posted in advance of the scheduled meeting date.

2021 ​Community Services Board Meeting Dates:

  • January 28
  • February 5
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • No May Meeting
  • June 24
  • No July Meeting
  • August 19
  • September 30
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • No December Meeting