Volume 50 | September 2022

Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.

Peak Hurricane Season is Approaching. Are you ready?

We're heading into the peak time for the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Do you know your property's flood risk? Our Flood Risk Learning Center is an interactive website that shows personalized flood risk depicted on a photo of your property, rather than on a map:

  • norfolk.floodriskcenter.com
  • Search for a specific address
  • See potential flood levels pictorially on that property
  • Receive customized interpretations of flood risk and steps to mitigate flood impacts or lower your insurance premiums

Whether you rent or own, make sure you're covered! New flood insurance policies typically take 30 days to go into effect. Purchase now so you can be covered before a storm hits. Find out more plus additional resources, including Know Your Zone, at www.norfolk.gov/flooding.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information, tools and resources. Visit www.norfolk.gov/alert to sign up for Norfolk Alert to get the latest information on city operations in the event of a storm.

Get Carded in September

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and Norfolk Public Library is celebrating! Stop by any NPL branch this month to sign up for your very own library card that will give you access to books, movies, music, computers, cameras, hotspots, telescopes, creative spaces, ukuleles and much more! Everyone who gets a card in September will be entered for a chance to win a fabulous gift basket.

For more information, visit www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org

VA is for Recycling

The askHRgreen.org Recycling and Beautification Committee is inviting artists and creative teams to envision and develop a dynamic Virginia LOVE sign, encouraging residents and visitors to “Start Smart, Recycle Right.” Applicants have until October 7 to submit their conceptual vision. The winning artist(s) receive a $2,500 stipend for creating the sign—along with an array of recyclable materials they may need to adorn it.

Find out more.

Parking News

The Q3 Norfolk Parking News is now available!

Our Department of General Services Parking Division is making investments in your parking experience.

Learn more about Downtown parking rates, cleaning efforts, capital improvements for elevators and more!

Visit www.norfolk.gov/parking for more information.

Virginia Carnival "CaribFest"

September 10, Noon - 10 p.m.

Town Point Park

Kids Play Day 2022

September 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tarrallton Community Center

8th Annual Community Collaboration Re-Entry Summit

September 19, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Ted Constant Convocation Center

CommUNITY Play-In & Sing Along

Pick up your instrument, bring your voice and join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of peace, inclusion and unity.

Sunday, September 11, at 4 p.m.

Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center

Music is available for any instrument and voice at any level, so come play and sing with us! Or just come as you are and enjoy the musical talents of your neighbors.


Register now.

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 Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist Jamie Goldin. She serves Area 4 which is the northwest side of the city from Naval Station Norfolk to Tidewater Drive to Old Dominion University.

Here's a little more about Jamie:

Hometown: Springfield, VA

Alma Mater: Old Dominion University

Family: Husband Tim, Daughter Kiernan and new puppy, Gibbs Spots Goldin

Time on the job: 12 years

Favorite part of her job: Connecting with new people and getting them excited about Norfolk

Proudest accomplishments: Helping civic leagues restart after COVID

Norfolk "Must": Norfolk Botanical Garden and Doumar's

Favorite snack: Macarons

Go-to karaoke song: Anything Britney Spears

Favorite emoji: 🍀

Connect with Jamie: (757) 274-6838 or Jamie.Goldin@norfolk.gov

Find out who your neighborhood development specialist is here.

NPL's New Hours

Starting September 12, Norfolk Public Library anchor and neighborhood branches are adding hours to their operating schedules.

Neighborhood Branches

(Barron F. Black, Blyden, Janaf, Lafayette, Larchmont, Little Creek, Park Place & Van Wyck)

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Anchor Branches

(Jordan-Newby, Pretlow & Tucker Memorial)

Monday, Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Your Norfolk. Your Life.
Get Involved. Get Informed.

Service Requests and More!

Need to request a bulky item pickup? Maybe there's a pothole on your street that needs to be repaired?

Norfolk Cares makes it easy request these services and more than a hundred others anytime through the MyNorfolk.org online portal and with the MyNorfolk App available in the App Store and Google Play.

Pro Tip: If you enter your email, you'll be able to track your service request from start to finish!

Not an app or portal person? You can always request services by emailing healthyneighborhoods@norfolk.gov or by phone at (757) 664-6510. 

Celebrating Neighbors

Join your neighbors and friends for an afternoon of Crafting Community Connections at the 10th Annual Neighborhood Expo on Saturday, September 17, from 11am to 3pm at Northside Park. Festivities include music, food trucks, creative activities and fellowship. It's fun, free and suitable for all ages.

The Neighborhood Expo also includes the 3rd Annual Community U.P.L.I.F.T. Awards, recognizing the individuals, civic leagues, community groups, businesses and faith-based organizations making positive changes in neighborhoods and the City of Norfolk.

Get the details at www.norfolk.gov/expo.

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