Volume 37 | August 2021
Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.
Norfolk Police Data Hub: Search. Visualize. Download.

The City of Norfolk & Norfolk Police Department launched the Police Data Hub along with the Police Use of Force and Citizen Complaints dataset on the Open Data portal on Tuesday, July 13.

The hub provides the public with five years of data, refreshed every weekday, regarding police personnel, citizen complaints and use of force in an interactive, easy to read format. The hub builds on Norfolk Police’s ongoing efforts to improve transparency, community relations and policing in Norfolk. The raw data used for the hub is available in a table embedded in the hub as well as in the city’s Open Data portal.

Read the full release.
Are You in Danger of Eviction?
The July 31 end of the eviction moratorium looms. The Department of Neighborhood Services has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for families in need, and has funding for rent assistance for low-income families with dependent children. Eligibility requirements include income, proof of Norfolk residency as well as dependent children.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 757-664-RENT (7368), email, or visit www.norfolk.gov/evictionprevention.
Parking Relief Rates
Norfolk’s Parking Division continues to support restaurant, retail and other businesses with solutions that will support employees as they return to in-person work. Effective July 1, the Parking Division implemented two temporary, six-month programs to assist retail and restaurant staff as well as employees returning to hybrid work schedules that combine remote and in-person work. For questions, contact parking staff at 757-664-6222, the Norfolk Cares Center at 757-664-6510 or email.
Hire Vets Now
Norfolk is a proud participating employer of the Hire Vets Now Fellowship Program (HVNFP). HVNFP pairs transitioning active-duty service members for internships up to 24 weeks. Check out this video to learn more! Email Len Remias, Military Affairs Liaison, for more information.
We Need You!
We need lifeguards to keep our beaches and indoor pools safe. Recreation, Parks & Open Space has part-time and full-time lifeguard positions available. Apply today!

Pre-employment tests and interviews are held weekly.
Visit online to apply.
Learning for All
Strive for a successful life through learning. Believe in Learning Norfolk offers access to more than 140 organizations with opportunities for learning of every kind.

Find all the ways that YOU can Believe in Learning at norfolk.gov/lifelonglearning.
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!

Rec 'n Roll Mobile Tour
Through August 11

Summer Family Fun Day with
Keep Norfolk Beautiful
Lafayette Park
Wednesday, August 11
10 - 11:30 AM

Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival
Town Point Park
August 20 - 21
5 - 11PM

2600 E. Princess Anne Road
August 28
Noon - 5PM


Offsite Gallery: New Exhibit Opening
Norfolk Arts opens their newest exhibition, Racial Inequality by local artist Theresa A. Brown, on August 27, 5 - 7PM. Through a series of abstract acrylic paintings, Brown expresses feelings of pain, love, hope and progress for the future. Her uniquely unified technique evokes emotion while challenging the mind to see the unseen and unspoken.
Offsite Gallery at MacArthur Center, Suite #287
We Did It!
The City of Norfolk achieved 2021 What Works Cities Certification, the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance.

What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making to improve residents’ lives.

Norfolk achieved Certification at the Silver level after a yearlong push to reinforce and expand its data practices to complete the What Works Cities’ rigorous certification review.

We're one of only 16 cities to be newly certified this year and one of only 40 cities to be certified since the program was launched in April 2017. Norfolk joins cities including Boston, Memphis and Philadelphia.
Avoid Train Delays on Hampton Blvd with New Text Alert
Here is something you can toot your own horn about! Don't sit in traffic on Hampton Blvd waiting for the train to pass. In partnership with The Port of Virginia, drivers can sign up for text alerts and receive a 20-minute head's up before a train crosses Hampton Boulevard and Terminal Boulevard.

To subscribe, text NFKTrain to 888-777. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
Honoring Tidewater Gardens
Longtime residents of Tidewater Gardens received commemorative plaques recognizing their former addresses and long neighborhood roots during the Summer Blast event in July. One of the residents who was honored, Jerline Norman, lived at 432 Fenchurch Street for 51 years.
Norman said she raised her six children there. Her youngest daughter, Nicole Brown, joined her at the celebration event along with Alton Brown, their Family Support Specialist from People First Empowered by USI. Both women credited Brown's dedication and perseverance for Norman's move to a West Ocean View apartment.
Local Artist Gives Back
Norfolk Public Schools' art educator Clayton Singleton has portrayed residents in the neighborhoods where they currently live or grew up in his Norfolk Republic exhibit currently on view at the Norfolk Arts Offsite Gallery through August 20.

Of his total sales, 20% will be used to enhance art experiences for children in Norfolk through supply distribution and art centered events. Another 20% goes directly to the person portrayed in the painting. Learn more.
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