Next Meeting of 5/31 Memorial Committee Open to Public Aug. 25

Meeting will be held in-person and livestreamed

Friday, August 19, 2022

​The next meeting of the Council-appointed 5/31 Memorial Committee will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, at The HIVE, 140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach. The meeting is open to the public and will also be available via livestreaming on and

The purpose of this meeting is for committee members to review the draft of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the memorial design team. City Council approved the committee's recommendation to issue an RFQ and select two design team finalists who will then provide conceptual designs for the committee to review.

Committee Background

City Council appointed 13 members to the committee, representing a cross-section of the community, and including family members and affected staff members. The City hired consulting firm Kearns & West to facilitate the committee and the memorial planning process, to serve as a liaison to the families and survivors, and to create multiple opportunities for the families, survivors and community to provide input into the planning process. For more information, visit

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