​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Virginia Beach Development​ Authority

T​he City of Virginia Beach Development Authority facilitates the expansion of the tax base through increased business investment.
The success of this mission is dependent upon regional cooperation with respect to:

  • Infrastructure
  • Utilities
  • Education
  • Legislative Issues
  • Positive local, regional, national and international identity of Virginia Beach as a location for business
  • Public/private p​artnerships

This mission is carried out with an emphasis on:​​

  • Vision

  • Creative, innovative leadership​

  • Participation in local and regional issues

  • Quality development and growth

Over 50% of the office and industrial land developed in the City is directly attributable to the City of Virginia Beach Development Authority’s extraordinary efforts. Municipally-owned sites​, from 3.5 acres to 125 acres, are ready for development. In addition, land at very competitive prices can be made available to new businesses and existing industries.​

The Authority was established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1964 as a component, ​but legally separate unit, of the City of Virginia Beach. ​

For information on the EDIP program and process, visit this page.​ 

Contact Information​​

Department of Economic Development

 Vicki Kelley 
4525 Main Street, Suite 700
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-6449

 


 2021 Agendas and Minutes

​The regular City of Virginia Beach Development Authority meeting is on the third Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. The meeting location is 4525 Main Street, Suite 700, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.​ This is the link for the live streaming of the meeting.  An archive of this meeting will be posted by the end of  the VBDA meeting day.

Public Comment

Floor is open to speakers with a three-minute limit on a posted agenda item. Comments are accepted by telephone or by contacting Vicki Kelley at vkelley@vbgov.com on or before 3 p.m. on Monday before the Tuesday meeting.

Meeting Date
Agendas presentations ​minutes
​Abstention letters 
​Videos
January 19, 2021
​Cancelled



Cancelled


​No Video
January 26, 2021 (Special Meeting)



see minutes​ View
February 16, 2021​
Cancelled

Cancelled​ ​No Video
March 1, 2021​ (Special Meeting)​



​View​

​March 16, 2021


View

April 20, 2021​










 Members

Name/Address Term of Appointment Beginning Date Expiration Date
David L. Bernd (​Secretary) ​
Sentara Independence
800 Independence Blvd., Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23455​
4 years 09/01/2017 08/31/2021​
Dr. ​​William Brown​
2232 Sandpiper Road
Virginia Beach, VA 234526
​Unexpired +4 years​11/19/2019​08/31/​2024
William Brunke (Treasurer)
Brunke & Company, LLC
Reflections I, 2809 S. Lynnhaven Rd., Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Unexpired​09/01/201808/31/2022​

Nneka Chiazor ​
Cox Communications
4545 Commerce Street, Suite 2206
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

4 years 09/01/2019 08/31/2023
W. ​Taylor Franklin (Assistant Secretary)
The Franklin Johnson Group
300 32nd Street, Suite 310
Virginia Beach, VA 23451​
​4 years09/01/2018​08/31/2022
Penny Morgan
AERMOR
207 Business Park Drive, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

4 years

09/01/2018


08/31/2022​
Lisa M. Murphy (Chair) ​
Willcox & Savage, P.C. 
440 Monticello Ave., Suite 2200
Norfolk, Virginia 23510 ​
​4 years​09/01/2017​08/31/2021​
Michael J. Standing
Waterman's Surfside Grille
809 Linkhorn Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451​
​Unexpired​02/19/2019​08/31/​2024

Joseph E. Strange (Vice Chair)
Tidewater Sew-Vac​
1425 Lake James Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

4 years 09/01/2019 08/31/2023​
Guenter H. Weissenseel
IMS: Gear
4404 Hinsdale Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462
​4 years
​09/01/2020
​08/31/2024

Dorothy L. Wood 
JD &W Inc.
3809 Thalia Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

4 years 09/01/2018 08/31/2022

 2020 Agendas and Minutes

​The regular City of Virginia Beach Development Authority meeting is on the third Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. The meeting location is 4525 Main Street, Suite 700, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.​ This is the link for the live streaming of the meeting.  An archive of this meeting will be posted by the end of  the VBDA meeting day.

Public Comment

Floor is open to speakers with a three-minute limit on a posted agenda item. Comments are accepted by telephone or by contacting Vicki Kelley at vkelley@vbgov.com on or before 3 p.m. on Monday before the Tuesday meeting.


Meeting Date
Agendas presentations​minutes
​Abstention letters 
​Videos
January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
 ​
March 17, 2020   cancelled​​ 
April 21, ​2020 cancelled  ​​ 
May 12, 2020
(Special Meeting)

​ 
May 19, 2020



View
​June 2, 2020
(Special Meeting)


(Awards)
​cancelled

​June 4, 2020
(Special Meeting)


(Awards)

View
June 16, 2020  
 


View​
​July 16, 2020
(Special Meeting)



View​
July 21, 2020

 

View​
August 18, 2020 ​​   
(Awards)

View
September 15, 2020  


View
​October 8, 2020
(Special Meeting)




View
October 20, 2020  
    
        (CARES  
          Act Awards)

View
November 17, 2020  
 

View
December 15, 2020​    ​​


View

 Approved VBDA Part E Awards

 Approved CARES Act Awards*

*Please note that only the verified amounts are approved.


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 2019 Agendas and Minutes

​The regular City of Virginia Beach Development Authority meeting is on the third Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. The meeting location is 4525 Main Street, Suite 700, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. For accessing the video recordings, visit this page​.

MEETING DATE AGENDAS​Presentations​ ​MINUTES
January 15, 2019

February  19, 2019
​March 19, 2019
April 16, 2019​
May ​21, 2019
​June 18, 2019​cancelled​
​July 16, 2019
August 20, 2019​
September 17​, 2019​
October 15, 2019​
November 19, 2019​
​December 17, ​​2019​
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