Council of Civic Organizations Partners with City for Neighborhood Conference Saturday, Nov. 3

Councilman Bob Dyer to Open the Event

Monday, October 22, 2012

City Councilman Bob Dyer will open the Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organization’s annual Neighborhood Conference, to be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St.


The VBCCO is partnering with the City of Virginia Beach to conduct the conference, which will familiarize civic organizations with the city and its programs and services. The event is free, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. Citizens may register by visiting


Following is the agenda for the conference:

  9:30 a.m.      Registration

  9:55 a.m.      Welcome:  Joe Yurso, VBCCO President

10:00 a.m.     Opening Speaker:  City Councilman Bob Dyer

                             Topic:  The Future of Our Neighborhoods

10:15 a.m.     Guest Speaker:  Andrew Friedman

                        Director, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation

                              Topic:  Neighborhood Issues

10:30 a.m.     Break

10:45 a.m.     Round Table Discussion:  What Are Your Neighborhood Concerns?

11:30 a.m.     Networking Break

Noon              Lunch (Provided for those who pre-register)

1:00 p.m.        Keynote Address:  Barry Frankenfield, Director, Strategic Growth Areas

                              Topic:  Long-Range Plans for Our Neighborhoods     

2:00 p.m.      Closing Remarks:  Sam Reid, Programs Chairman


Councilman Dyer is assistant dean for administration at Regent University’s School of Government and a Marine Corps veteran. He won the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and created the Virginia Beach City Council’s Process Improvement Committee.


For additional information, contact Mary McFadden at 418-2725 or


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