Virginia Beach Development​ Authority

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

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.​

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

NAME/ADDRESSTERM OF APPOINTMENTBEGINNING DATEEXPIRATION DATE
David L. Bernd (​Secretary) ​
Sentara Independence
800 Independence Blvd., Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23455​
4 years09/01/201708/31/2025
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​​09/01/2018​​08/31/2026

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

4 years09/01/201908/31/2023
W. ​Taylor Franklin (Assistant Secretary)
The Franklin Johnson Group
300 32nd Street, Suite 310
Virginia Beach, VA 23451​
​4 years​09/01/2018​08/31/2026
Penny Morgan
AERMOR
207 Business Park Drive, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

4 years

09/01/2018
​08/31/2026
Lisa M. Murphy (Chair) ​
Willcox & Savage, P.C.
440 Monticello Ave., Suite 2200
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
4 years09/01/201708/31/2025
Ronnie L. Parker
1032 Hawthorne Farm Terrace
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
​Unexpired + 4 years04/05/202208/31/2026
​​Michael J. Standing
Waterman's Surfside Grille
809 Linkhorn Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451​
​Unexpired​09/01/2019​08/31/2024​
Joseph E. Strange (Vice Chair)
Tidewater Sew-Vac​
1425 Lake James Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
4 years​02/19/2019​08/31/​2023

Guenter H. Weissenseel
IMS: Gear
4404 Hinsdale Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

4 years09/01/202008/31/2024​

City Council Liaison

  • Michael Berlucchi
  • Rosemary Wilson

Contact Information​​

Vicki Kelley

4525 Main Street, Suite 700
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-6449 // Email: vkelley@vbgov.com

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

    The floor is open to speakers with a three-minute limit on a posted agenda item. Speaking reservations or comments are accepted by contacting Vicki Kelley at vbda@vbgov.com or at (757) 385-6449 before 3 p.m. on Monday before the Tuesday meeting.

    MEETING DATEAGENDAS​PRESENTATIONS​MINUTES*RESOLUTIONSVIDEOS
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    August 24, 2022 (Special Meeting)ViewViewViewViewView
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    October 18, 2022
    November 15, 2022




    December 20, 2022



    *The abstention letters are appended to the 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

    The floor is open to speakers with a three-minute limit on a posted agenda item. Speaking reservations or comments are accepted by contacting Vicki Kelley at vbda@vbgov.com or at (757) 385-6449 before 3 p.m. on Monday before the Tuesday meeting.

    2021

    MEETING DATEAGENDAS​PRESENTATIONS​MINUTES*RESOLUTIONSVIDEOS
    January 19, 2021cancelledN/A

    cancelled

    N/ANo Video
    January 26, 2021 (Special Meeting)ViewViewViewViewView
    February 16, 2021

    cancelled

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    cancelledN/ANo Video
    March 1, 2021(Special Meeting)ViewViewView

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    *The abstention letters are appended to the minutes.


    2020 Meetings

    MEETING DATESAGENDAS​PRESENTATIONS​MINUTESABSTENTION LETTERS

    VIDEOS

    January 21, 2020ViewView

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    No LettersNo Video

    February 18, 2020

    ViewViewViewNo LettersNo Video
    March 17, 2020View

    Cancelled

    Cancelled

    No LettersNo Video
    April 21, ​2020
    Cancelled
    CancelledCancelledNo LettersNo Video
    May 12, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
    ViewViewViewSee MinutesNo Video
    May 19, 2020ViewViewViewSee MinutesView
    ​June 2, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
    ViewView AwardsMeeting
    Cancelled
    No LettersNo Video
    ​June 4, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
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    June 16, 2020ViewViewViewViewView
    ​July 16, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
    ViewViewViewNo LettersView
    July 21, 2020ViewViewViewNo LettersView
    August 18, 2020ViewView AwardsViewSee MinutesView
    September 15, 2020ViewViewViewSee MinutesView
    ​October 8, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
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    October 20, 2020ViewView, CARES Act AwardsViewNo LettersView
    November 17, 2020ViewViewViewSee MinutesView
    December 15, 2020​ViewViewViewView, View, ViewView


    2019 Meetings

    MEETING DATEAGENDAS​PRESENTATIONS​​MINUTES
    January 15, 2019

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

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    Contact Information​​

    Vicki Kelley

    4525 Main Street, Suite 700
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    Phone: (757) 385-6449 // Email: vkelley@vbgov.com


    Fiscal Year

    ANNUAL REPORTS​AUDITS
    2021-2022View
    2020-2021No ReportView
    2019-2020

    No Report

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    2018-2019No ReportView
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    2015-2016​ViewView
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    Contact Information​​

    Vicki Kelley

    4525 Main Street, Suite 700
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    Phone: (757) 385-6449 // Email: vkelley@vbgov.com