Resort Advisory Commission (RAC)

The Resort Advisory Commission (RAC) is composed of 19 Commissioners who​ have been appointed by City Council. The general purpose of the Commission is to review and make recommendations to City Council regarding projects and issues associated with the Resort Strategic Growth Area, and such other resort and/or tourism-related projects and issues as the Council may refer to the Commission. The Commission's goal is to support the City Council's efforts to realize its vision of Virginia Beach as a quality resort destination.

The RAC meets at 3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month.

The usual meeting location is the 2nd floor of the Virginia Beach Convention Center at 1000 19th Street. Directional signs are prominently displayed inside the Convention Center. ​

Resort Advisory Commission Committees 

The RAC Committees are responsible for developing recommendations for the RAC to review regarding relevant issues in the oceanfront resort area. There are currently six RAC committees:

Oceanfront Strategic Growth Area Committee (OSGAC)

To assist the Resort Advisory Commission in supporting the​ strategic planning initiatives in the resort area.

​Green Resort Eco-friendly Efficient Neighbors Committee (G.R.E.E.N.)

To foster green and sustainable initiatives, in all aspects of Virginia Beach tourism and hospitality, as we continue to thrive as a certified Virginia Green Destination for leisure and convention travelers.

​Oceanfront Enhancement Committee (OEC)

To propose to RAC new ideas and perspectives that foster the continued, positive transformation of the resort for locals and visitors. To that end, we agree that both creating and managing first-class events, programs, and aesthetics have been and will be successful at promoting a secure, inviting, festive, economically vibrant, and inclusive atmosphere.

Planning/Design Review Committee (PDRC)

To improve the quality of design and development of the built environment for the beach community, in service to the Resort Advisory Commission and the citizens of Virginia Beach.

​Resort Investment Committee (RIC)

To work in conjunction with the resort industry in the development of priorities for investment and development in the Resort Area. We will monitor existing and identify other funding sources to facilitate outlined improvements. We will communicate and develop consensus for such improvements and review availability and stability of funding sources for the future and continued success of the Resort.

​Transportation, Parking, Pedestrian Committee (TPPC)

To evaluate and provide recommendations on the operations and development of facilities and programs that improve the transportation, parking, and pedestrian systems in the resort area for visitors, residents and businesses. The TPPC will also act as a sounding board for private and public initiatives and work to achieve consensus before making recommendations to the RAC on any issues.