Volume 33 | April 2021
Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.
Transforming Lives

Norfolk's $3.5 million investment in People First empowered by Urban Strategies, Inc. is paying off for residents of Tidewater Gardens. Those who choose to relocate with assistance from People First are moving to neighborhoods of opportunity and neighborhoods with lower poverty rates. In addition, the average annual income for residents has risen from $11,900 to $18,005.

Meet Kaberlyn Johnson whose journey started less than a year ago.

Visit stpaulsdistrict.org to learn more about People First and the St. Paul's Area Transformation.
Have You Preregistered for the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Dr. Keith Newby explains the vaccine and its importance in this new video. Make sure you preregister at Vaccinate Virginia or by calling 1-877-VAX-IN-VA.

Already preregistered?
Help out your neighbors, family and friends!
Deadline Extended: Tell Us Your Transportation Needs

The city's Department of Transit wants to hear from you on ways to improve getting around Norfolk. Use the interactive map to tell us how to improve walking, biking, scootering and more. Your comments will be used to identify future transportation projects. You can also email comments.
Fresh Data!
Wondering what the city’s tide sensors measure following a week of rain?
Have you ever seen a waste collection truck roll by and thought: how many of those does the City of Norfolk have?
Find answers to both questions, as well as data stories that provide context and explanation, in Norfolk Open Data. Data on the city’s tide sensors and its fleet have joined dozens of datasets from around the city.
Help Us: surveyNFK
We're looking for your help in uncovering historic and recent histories of our 400-year-old city - the stories of Norfolk you feel are worth telling. Participate in surveyNFK, an interactive poll made available online and in print. surveyNFK will result in an increased awareness of the location and significance of historic properties and support the City’s long-range historic preservation planning effort.
Scholarship Opportunity
Elizabeth River Crossings is offering a Good Citizenship Scholarship to one graduating senior from each public high school in Norfolk along with one Norfolk homeschooled senior. The Good Citizenship Scholarship commends and rewards students who consistently reflect excellence in character and have demonstrated leadership skills by making positive contributions to their school and community. Request an application.
Save Time! Use MyNorfolk!

Residents are encouraged to utilize the MyNorfolk app and online portal for service requests. When you create an account, you'll receive tracking information and status updates on your requests.
2021 Grand Opening Market at Hampton Blvd Farmers Market
7400 Hampton Blvd.
Wednesday, April 7
3 - 7PM

Mishaps and Misfortune!
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Saturday, April 10
3PM

NBN Academy Webinar: Equity Check-In
Wednesday, April 14
6 - 7:30PM

History Has It's Eyes on You!
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Saturday, April 17
6PM

2021 Virtual Landlord Summit
Tuesday, April 20
8AM - 2:30PM

Uplift Your Voice: Virtual Poetry Slam
Saturday, April 24
11AM - 12:30PM
Norfolk Recycles Day: April 17
We need volunteers to help residents properly dispose household hazardous waste, plastic bags and documents for shredding. Register now.

Love Our City, Great American Cleanup events
will continue throughout the spring.

Visit Norfolk.gov/KNB for more details.

Norfolk residents can drive through and drop off household hazardous waste and plastic bags for proper disposal. Iron Mountain will also be on site for secure document shredding.
 
Preregister for a timeslot!
Create Public Art for Us!
The Diggs Town Park public art planning committee seeks an artist to create unique, imaginative, hopeful, energetic artwork that looks to the possibilities of the future, creates a sense of place, ignites pride in the community and connects visitors with nature. Apply here.
Boards & Commissions
Leave your legacy on the city you love.

The City of Norfolk offers you an opportunity to volunteer on several city boards or commissions.

It's easy to apply - pick from a list of more than 50 boards, commissions or authorities and submit your application online!
April is Pothole Month!
Spring is here and, after the winter chill, potholes are more frequent. Once a pothole is reported, Public Works Streets & Bridges crews inspect, create a temporary patch to make it safe, and complete the permanent repair within the next couple of days, weather permitting.
Report potholes through the MyNorfolk app, MyNorfolk online portal or call Norfolk Cares at 757-664-6510.
Give Your Feedback on Environmental Efforts in Norfolk
The Norfolk Environmental Commission (NEC) is a council-appointed group of volunteers whose mission is to lead Norfolk residents towards being good environmental stewards. Take this brief survey and share what programs, initiatives and educational programs are the most important to you.
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