Volume 54 | January 2023

Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.

A New Year Brings New Opportunities

The start of the new year offers up a variety of ways you can get involved!

Want to know what you can do to make your neighborhood stronger? You have the power to spark community change! Our Department of Neighborhood Services has workshops, discussions and events lined up for the year to connect you with the resources, networks and strategies to bring your community together. It all starts with the Ignite 2023! Kick-off Event featuring Rich Harwood, author and founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, on Feb. 23 at Slover Library. Registration opens in January. Find out more.

Have a student between the ages of 16 and 21? The Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program offers them the opportunity to have a summer job where they can learn about public service careers in local government, gain valuable hands on work experience and get access to job readiness training and financial literacy education. Students must apply before Feb. 12 to be considered. To access the application, click here.

Volunteer to served on a board or commission! It's easy to apply. Pick from a list of more than 50 boards, commissions or authorities and submit your application online.

Ready to start the new year with a career change? We're hiring! Find employment opportunities, check your application status or discover volunteer opportunities. Need help with your job search, application or resume? Connect with Norfolk Works.

Keep From Freezing

This winter season, our Department of Utilities wants to ensure you're able to keep your pipes up and running!

Check out the video for tips on how to prevent pipes in your home from freezing as temperatures drop in the coming weeks.

Find these tips and more.

Non-profits, Apply Now!

We're accepting applications for the FY 2024 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant year. Applications and more information available here. The City’s new Program for Improving Capacity and Capability (PICC) is a tiered grant program providing funding, technical assistance and mentorship to established and aspiring nonprofits in Norfolk. Click here for applications.

Deadline for both is Jan. 6, 2023.

Time to Toss the Tree?

Place natural trees, with decorations removed, at the curb on your trash collection day.

You can also drop off natural trees to Waste Management, 1176 Pineridge Road, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Jan. 27.

Artificial trees must be scheduled for a bulk-waste pick up or placed in the trash can. Please ensure that the lid is closed!

Garden of Lights

Through Jan. 1

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Winterfest on the Wisconsin

Through Jan. 1


Honoring the Dream

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. with a ceremony at Attucks Theatre followed by a march to the MLK monument. The ceremony will include special messages from members of Norfolk City Council, former news anchor Don Roberts and NPD Assistant Chief Michelle Naughton.

Winter 2023 Programming

Is learning or trying something new one of your goals for 2023?

Check out Norfolk Public Library's Winter 2023 Program catalog for inspiration! From crafting workshops to in-person computer training, there's something for all ages at NPL.

Pick up your catalog at your local branch or visit www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org.

Parking Garage Safety & Security

Our Parking Division's efforts to help increase safety and security in City-operated parking garages are nearly complete. Earlier this year, the Division launched a robust camera and lighting replacement program in more than a dozen City parking garages. Camera replacement is expected to be complete early in the new year. Funding for additional cameras is requested in the FY24 budget. For additional safety and security support, Norfolk Sheriff's Deputies are patrolling City garages and private security is scheduled for additional shifts as needed. 

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