City Encourages Community Input to Help Shape the City’s First Sustainability Plan

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The City of Virginia Beach invites all residents, business owners, community leaders and others who have an interest in how the city plans, manages, protects and promotes its current and future sustainability initiatives to participate in one of eight public input meetings. The first is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tallwood High School, 1668 Kempsville Road.  The community will learn and share its views on what sustainability is, why the need now to develop such a plan, the environmental, economic and social benefits that result from sustainable communities, and how important the public’s input will be in the development of the city’s first Sustainability Plan.

This meeting is the first step in an ongoing process to seek input and direction from the public in the development of the city’s first comprehensive Sustainability Plan.

The seven other scheduled public input meetings are: 

  • Kempsville District – Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 to 9 p.m. at Kempsville High School, 5194 Chief Drive    
  • Lynnhaven District – Monday, Nov. 7, 7 to 9 p.m. at Cox High School, 2425 Shorehaven Drive
  • Bayside District – Monday, Nov. 14, 7 to 9 p.m. at Independence Middle School, 1370 Dunstan Lane
  • Princess Anne District (Suburban/Urban Area) – Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 to 9 p.m. at Landstown High School, 2001 Concert Drive   
  • Beach District – Monday, Nov. 21, 7 to 9 p.m. at Virginia Beach Middle School, 600 25th Street  
  • Rose Hall District – Monday, Nov. 28, 7 to 9 p.m. at Green Run High School, 1700 Dahlia Drive        
  • Princess Anne District (Rural Area) – Thursday, Dec. 1, 7 to 9 p.m. at Creeds Elementary School, 920 Princess Anne Road

For additional information, please contact Clay Bernick in the Planning Department/Environment and Sustainability Office at (757) 385-4899 or visit


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