Volume 35 | June 2021
Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.
Providing Hope, Help and Resources

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of homeless residents in Norfolk has nearly doubled. 

In an effort to continue to protect the most vulnerable members of our city, the Norfolk Community Services Board partnered with the Urban Renewal Center to set up a temporary shelter at the former Greyhound bus station to provide food, shelter, peer and employment services to members of the homeless community.

Call the shelter at 757-708-4354 for more information and to find out how you can lend a hand.
FY 2022 Budget Adopted
Norfolk City Council approved the City’s $1.5 billion budget. Development of the City’s FY 2022 financial plan took place during a period of unprecedented public health and economic uncertainty. While this budget begins Norfolk’s recovery, city revenues remain significantly below pre-COVID projections. Click here for more information on the budget. 
Hurricane Season: Prepare Now
Hurricane season begins June 1 and we want to make sure you and your family are hurricane ready! Be sure you Know Your Zone, protect your property and have your hurricane supplies stocked. Sign up for Norfolk Alert for updates on weather-related closures, city storm prep and more.
Lifeguards Needed!
Parents! Are you looking for summer or part-time employment for your teens ages 16 and older? Consider encouraging your teen to apply for a lifeguard position with the City of Norfolk. We are looking for lifeguards for Norfolk beaches and indoor pools. Interviews are held weekly.
New Bike Share Program
We're launching a new electric bike program! Lime provides e-bike service and scooter service in the same app, so anyone who wants to rent a bike can find one in the same place as the scooters. As with scooters, riders must be 18 years of age to use an e-bike and follow the rules of the road.
Providing a Safety NACC
Check out the Safety NACC program, a new supportive service for Norfolk residents. Safety NACC provides short-term placement for an owned animal whose family is experiencing a temporary inability to provide them care. For information on how to enroll in the program or to become a foster, contact NACC at 757-441-5505 or by email.
Get Big City Contracts!
Are you a woman or minority business owner looking for access to city contracts? We've got just the opportunity for you. Grow your business while working on the redevelopment of the St. Paul's Area! Opportunities include demolition, excavation, plumbing, mechanical and electrical work and much more.
Beachside Litter Challenge
Thursday, May 27 - Tuesday, June 1

Dedication Ceremony of the "Never Forget Garden"
West Point Cemetery
Monday, May 31

2021 Virginia International Tattoo
ODU's S.B. Ballard Stadium
Thursday, June 3 - Sunday, June 6

surveyNFK Virtual Public Meetings
Each Wednesday in June
Summer Camps
Norfolk Arts' grantees are bringing children back together safely this summer. Find a variety of in-person offerings for Summer 2021!
More Than Building Houses
The Olde Huntersville Civic League had a plan - one that would not just build up the housing stock in their neighborhood, but one that would also build up its community. Working with the City, the neighborhood established a housing plan book that allows developers to streamline the permitting process, build on smaller lots and get families into homeownership faster. In doing so, one developer was then able to give back to the civic league - in a big way. A $10,000 donation will further the community's effort in building up people.
Making Travel Safer
The gate to the I-64 entrance ramp on 15th View Street will now be closed daily from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. to manage traffic during rush hour and prevent wrong way entry activity. Concrete barriers have been installed on W. Ocean View Avenue at the 15th View Ramp and drivers will not be able to turn left onto the entrance ramp. 
Remember These Park Tips
Looking to take advantage of the beautiful spring weather? Check out these tips from one of our Norfolk park rangers to ensure you have a safe and fun time!

If you have any questions, visit us online or call (757) 441-5834. For more information on Norfolk parks, visit our parks webpage.
We hope to see you in one of our parks soon!
Norfolk Arts Needs Volunteers
Come out and leave a mark on the road by helping Norfolk Arts paint asphalt art in Tidewater Gardens.

Volunteers needed:
Wednesday, June 16 - Friday, June 18

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