Meet Your Neighborhood Specialist
No matter where you live in Norfolk, you have a neighborhood development specialist to help make your community stronger.
This is Ryan Southall, but everyone calls her Nikki (and you can, too)! She proudly serves neighborhoods on the eastern side of the city surrounding Norfolk International Airport.
Here's a little more about Nikki:
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM by way of Washington, D.C., and a few other places as a military kid
Alma mater(s): Booker T. Washington HS, Virginia State University and is currently a graduate student at Norfolk State University
Family: Married with two sons
Time on the job: 5 years
Favorite part of the job: Understanding civic engagement and using experience, tools and techniques to guide, assist and inspire residents to become leaders.
Favorite things about Norfolk: Diverse people and neighborhoods, the WPA Memorial Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden and the "Breaking Ground" sculpture honoring African American women and men who labored the land to make the garden one of the most beautiful spaces.
Favorite snack: Utz Salt & Vinegar chips
Go-to karaoke song: Anything Michael Jackson
Favorite emoji: 🥴
Connect with Nikki: (757) 364-4172 or Ryan.Southall@norfolk.gov
Find out who your neighborhood development specialist is here.