Mayor Sessoms’ Annual State of the City Address to be Live Streamed on

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

​Today, Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms Jr., will deliver his annual State of the City address at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St.  This year's presentation will be live streamed online at at approximately 12:30 p.m.

This will be Mayor Sessoms' 10th State of the City address since first taking office on Jan. 1, 2009. During his remarks, the mayor will explain the Tourism Investment Program (TIP) fund and public-private partnerships. He will also highlight key business development initiatives, provide project updates, address challenges and opportunities in the city, and give a glimpse into the city's future. The Virginia Beach event is the third in a series of five sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chamber.

The State of the City address is scheduled to be rebroadcast on Cox Channel 48 and Verizon Channel 45, beginning Sunday, April 1, and play through Saturday, April 7, as scheduled below:

  • Sunday – 6 p.m.
  • Monday – 5 a.m.  
  • Tuesday – 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 8 a.m.
  • Friday – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday – 12 a.m. & 3 p.m.  

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The entire text of the speech will be available online Wednesday before 5 p.m. at

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