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 (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.​

FY 2021 Performance Contract Documents

FY2021 Performance Contract Extension VBCSB Proposal Summary


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

2021
January | Packet 

2020
January​
February - Joint meeting with Social Services Advisory Board
March - Cancelled
April - Cancelled
May - No meeting scheduled
July - No meeting scheduled
December - No meeting scheduled

2019
May - No meeting scheduled
July - No meeting scheduled
December - No meeting scheduled

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