City of Virginia Beach Development​ Authority

The City of 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


NAMETERM OF APPOINTMENTBEGINNING DATEEXPIRATION DATE
Charles Rigney (VBDA assistant secretary)

Virginia Beach Economic Development director

N/AN/AN/A
Dr. ​​William Brown​ (assistant secretary)​Unexpired plus four yearsNov. 19, 2019Aug. 31, 2024
William Brunke (treasurer)​Unexpired​Sept. 1, 2018​Aug. 31, 2026

Linda Garris-Bright

4 yearsSept. 1, 2023Aug. 31, 2027
W. ​Taylor Franklin (vice chair)​4 yearsSept. 1, 2018Aug. 31, 2026
Eric Keplinger​UnexpiredSept. 15, 2023Aug. 31, 2025
Penny Morgan4 yearsSept. 1, 2018Aug. 31, 2026
Lisa M. Murphy (chair) ​4 yearsSept. 1, 2017Aug. 31, 2025
Ronnie L. Parker​Unexpired plus four yearsApril 5, 2022Aug. 31, 2026
​​Michael J. Standing​UnexpiredSept. 1, 2019Aug. 31, 2024​
David Weiner4 yearsSept. 1, 2023Aug. 31, 2027

Guenter H. Weissenseel (secretary)

4 yearsSept. 1, 2020Aug. 31, 2024​

City Council Liaison

  • Michael Berlucchi
  • Rosemary Wilson

Contact Information​​

Kayla Blake Dotson

4525 Main Street, Suite 700
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-2909 / Email: kbdotson@vbgov.com

The regular City of Virginia Beach Development Authority meeting is on the third Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. (Beginning July 2024, the meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of the month.) 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. The recordings will also be available on the City's YouTube channel under the Virginia Beach Development Authority playlist.

    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 Kayla Blake Dotson at kbdotson@vbgov.com or (757) 385-2909 before 3 p.m. on Monday before the Tuesday meeting.

    2024

    MEETING DATEAGENDAPRESENTATIONSMINUTES*RESOLUTIONSVIDEO
    Jan. 16, 2024DownloadDownloadDownloadDownloadView
    Feb. 20, 2024DownloadDownloadDownloadDownloadView
    March 19, 2024DownloadDownloadDownloadView
    April 16, 2024Download
    May 21, 2024
    June 18, 2024
    Second Tuesdays From July
    July 9, 2024
    Aug. 13, 2024
    Sept. 10, 2024
    Oct. 8, 2024
    Nov. 12, 2024
    Dec. 10, 2024

    *The abstention letters are appended to the minutes.

    The recordings will also be available on the City's YouTube channel under the Virginia Beach Development Authority playlist.

    2023

    MEETING DATEAGENDA​PRESENTATIONS​MINUTES*RESOLUTIONSVIDEO
    Jan. 17, 2023ViewView

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    Canceled Feb. 7, 2023 (Special Meeting Letter) Cancellation LetterViewCanceledCanceledCanceledCanceled
    Feb. 21, 2023

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    March 21, 2023

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    ​Aug. 15, 2023ViewViewView

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    Sept. 19, 2023ViewViewViewViewView
    Oct. 17, 2023ViewViewViewViewView
    Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 (Special Meeting Letter)ViewView

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    Dec. 19, 2023ViewViewViewViewView

    *The abstention letters are appended to the minutes.

    2022

    MEETING DATEAGENDA​PRESENTATIONS​MINUTES*RESOLUTIONSVIDEO
    Jan. 18, 2022ViewView

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    Feb. 15, 2022

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    April 19, 2022ViewViewView

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    July 19, 2022View
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    ​Aug. 16, 2022ViewViewView

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    Aug. 24, 2022 (Special Meeting)ViewViewViewViewView
    Sept. 20, 2022ViewViewViewViewView
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    Dec. 20, 2022ViewViewViewViewView

    *The abstention letters are appended to the minutes.

    2021

    MEETING DATEAGENDA​PRESENTATIONS​MINUTES*RESOLUTIONSVIDEO
    Jan. 19, 2021CanceledN/A

    Canceled

    N/ANo Video
    Jan. 26, 2021 (Special Meeting)ViewViewViewViewView
    Feb. 16, 2021

    Canceled

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

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    March 16, 2021ViewViewViewViewView
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    Dec. 21, 2021ViewViewViewViewView

    *The abstention letters are appended to the minutes.


    2020

    MEETING DATEAGENDA​PRESENTATIONS​MINUTESABSTENTION LETTERS

    VIDEO

    Jan. 21, 2020ViewView

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    No LettersNo Video

    Feb. 18, 2020

    ViewViewViewNo LettersNo Video
    March 17, 2020View

    Canceled

    Canceled

    No LettersNo Video
    April 21, ​2020
    Canceled
    CanceledCanceledNo LettersNo Video
    May 12, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
    ViewViewViewSee MinutesNo Video
    May 19, 2020ViewViewViewSee MinutesView
    ​June 2, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
    ViewView AwardsMeeting
    Canceled
    No LettersNo Video
    ​June 4, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
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    June 16, 2020ViewViewViewViewView
    ​July 16, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
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    July 21, 2020ViewViewViewNo LettersView
    Aug. 18, 2020ViewView AwardsViewSee MinutesView
    Sept. 15, 2020ViewViewViewSee MinutesView
    ​Oct. 8, 2020
    (Special Meeting)
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    Oct. 20, 2020ViewView, CARES Act AwardsViewNo LettersView
    Nov. 17, 2020ViewViewViewSee MinutesView
    Dec. 15, 2020​ViewViewViewView, View, ViewView




    Fiscal Year

    ANNUAL REPORTS​AUDITS
    2022-23Summary; Report to City CouncilView
    2021-22SummaryView
    2020-21No ReportView
    2019-20

    No Report

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    2018-19No ReportView
    2017-18ViewView
    2016-17ViewView
    2015-16​ViewView
    2014-15ViewView
    2013-14ViewView
    2012-13ViewView
    2011-12ViewView
    2010-11ViewView
    2009-10View​View
    2008-09View​View​
    2007-08
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    2006-07View
    2005-06View
    2004-05View

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