Our next DNCL Monthly Meeting is on Monday,March 16, 2020, at TCC Student Center, 5th floor Conference Room, located at 310 Granby Street. Our meeting starts at 6 pm. Our guest speaker is The Honorable Kenneth (Kenny) Alexander, Mayor of Norfolk. Please bring a friend.
The Downtown Norfolk Civic League (DNCL) usually meets at 6:00 PM on the third Monday of every month at the TCC Student Centerlocated at 310 Granby Street - 5th Floor.At times we meet at various other locations, so please double-check. Residents and businesses with a vested interest in Downtown Norfolk are encouraged to attend. Please bring a friend!
Previous Guest Speakers.
February 2020 Guest Speaker
Brian Daley and Alan Driskell/Green Sector CROs, City of Norfolk Police Department
January 2020 Guest Speaker
Wayne Green/Parking Director, City of Norfolk
November 2019 Guest Speaker
City Councilwomen Andria McClellan/Superward 6
September 2019 Guest Speaker
City Councilwomen Courtney Doyle/Ward 2
June 2019 Guest Speaker
Jared Chalk/Norfolk Economic Development Authority and Executive Director - Development Update: Norfolk Hotel & Casino Resort
May 2019 Guest Speaker
Kurt Krause/President & CEO of Visit Norfolk - Vision of Visit Norfolk
April 2019 Guest Speaker
James Wofford/GM of MacArthur Center - Future of the MacArthur Center
March 2019 Guest Speaker
Mel Price/WPA - Downtown Norfolk 2030 Plan
Special March 10, 2019 Guest Speaker
Mary Miller/President & CEO of DNC
February 2019 Guest Speaker
Mayor Kenny Alexander
November 2018 Guest Speakers
1st Guest Speaker: Rachel Bellis – PETA Manager of Local Affairs
2nd Guest Speaker: Robert W. Cross – Virginia Arts Festival Executive Director / Perry Artistic Director
October 2018 Guest Speakers
1st Guest Speaker: Andria McClellan - Norfolk City Council Super Ward 6
2nd Guest Speaker: Ms. Joan Johnson - TCC Norfolk Campus SGA President/Student
September 2018 Guest Speakers
1st Guest Speaker: Pete Garner - Operations Engineering Manager, City of Norfolk Department of Public Works, regarding Downtown Streets Resurfacing
2nd Guest Speaker: Lisa Renée Jennings - LOVEVA Program Manager, Retail Alliance
3rd set of Guest Speakers: Wanted – Urban Grocer in Downtown Norfolk; Linda Hester & Randi Ferraro
August2018 Guest Speakers
Courtney Doyle, Norfolk City Council Member Ward 2;
also 2nd set of Guest Speakers from Hampton Roads Transit (HRT): Joe Dillard - External Affairs Liaison, plus Samantha Sink - Principal Transit Planner
June 2018 Guest Speakers
Aleea Slappy, Norfolk Department of Economic Development.
Also, Susan Johnson & Kevin Davis, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC).
May 2018 Guest Speaker:
Chief of Police Larry Boone, Norfolk Police Department
April 2018 Guest Speakers:
*1st Guest Speaker: Paul Filion, Norfolk’s Transportation Construction Project Manager, re: Pace Bike Share rollout;
*2nd Guest Speaker: Tanya Bhasin, Candidate for Norfolk School Board, Ward 2;
*3rd Guest Speaker: Nate Kinnison, Candidate for Norfolk School Board, Ward 2
March 2018 Guest Speakers:
1st Guest Speaker: Tom Quaintance, Producing Artistic Director - Virginia Stage Company (Wells Theatre), presenting their 2018 / 2019 Season
2nd Guest Speaker: Donald A. Roby – Candidate, Norfolk City Council – Ward 2
February 2018 Guest Speakers:
1st Guest Speaker: Courtney Doyle, Candidate for Norfolk City Council Ward 2 (currently Norfolk School Board Member)
2nd Guest Speakers: Glenn Sutch - President of Waterside District, & Lisa M. Murphy - Attorney at Law, LECLAIRRYAN
January 2018 Guest Speaker:
> Drew Lumpkin, Regional Director for U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner
November 2017 Guest Speakers:
> Hugh Copeland, Founder / Artistic Director, Hurrah Players, Inc.
> Rob Cross, Executive Director / Perry Artistic Director, Virginia Arts Festival.
October 2017 Guest Speakers:
> 1st Guest Speaker: our Virginia State Senator Lynwood Lewis Jr., whose Committees include Local Government; also, member Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding, plus Modeling and Simulation Advisory Council
> 2nd Guest Speakers: TCC Norfolk Campus Provost Dr. Jeff Boyd, plus Director of Student Center & Success Initiatives Blair Rhodes
September 2017 Guest Speakers:
1. Mary Miller - Downtown Norfolk Council, along with Richard Broad - Director, City of Norfolk Department of Public Works, regarding Brambleton Ave. intersection improvements at both Granby St. and Monticello Ave.
2. Planning Commission Member Matt Hales, a Candidate for Norfolk Treasurer
August 2017, Guest Speakers:
> Mel Price & Thom White of WPA ARCHITECTS
> Delegate Daun Hester of Virginia House of Delegates, and Candidate for Norfolk Treasurer
> Chuck Rigney, Director - City of Norfolk Department of Development
May 2017, Guest Speakers:
> Drew Ungvarsky of This Is Grow, regarding Downtown Norfolk Council’s Vibrant Spaces committee plans including for Selden Arcade
> Renee M. LoSapio, Norfolk’s Bike and Pedestrian Trails Commission
April 2017 - Norfolk Fire-Rescue Chief Jeff Wise, Public Education Specialist Michelle Morgan, Fire Marshall Karen Baka; Norfolk Sheriff Joseph P. Baron
March 2017 - Andria McClellan, Norfolk City Council Member Super Ward 6; Matt Hales, Norfolk Planning Commission Member and Candidate for City of Norfolk Treasurer
February 2017 - Christine Morris, Chief Resilience Officer-City of Norfolk’s Office of the City Manager
January 2017- Freeda Steele from the Catnip Cat Café.
December 2016- Christmas Party Decker Half Moone Center.
October 2016- Carolyn Phillips from d’Art Center and Bart Neu from the Division of Parking.
September 2016- End of Summer Party at Brick Anchor Brew-House.
August 2016- Councilwoman Andria McClellan representing Super Ward 6.
July 2016- Taylor Miller, Rachel Bellis, Rachel McCall & John Garrett.
June 2016- Steven Pyle Emergency Preparedness, Pastor Jared Klingmeyer Wave Church’s.
May 2016- Jeffrey Morrison and Ted Baroody (Festevents).
April 2016- Mayoral Candidates.
March 2016- Dr. Noelle Gabriel, Carter Smith, Bob West.
February 2016- Andria McClellan, Warren Stewart, Councilman Barclay Winn.
January 2016- Election of a new Board of Director.
November 2015- Father Scott Hennessy.
October 2015- Buddy Gadams of Marathon Development.
September 2015-NEON District.
August 2015- Karen Scherberger of Norfolk Festevents.
July 2015- Sheriff Bob McCabe.
June 2015- Jeffery S. Boyd, Ed.D., Provost of TCC’s Downtown Norfolk campus.
May 2015- David Sullivan, the city’s Chief Information Officer.
April 2015- Andria McClellan from Better Together Norfolk.
March 2015- Senator Lynwood Lewis.
February 2015- Meeting cancelled due to snow.
January 2015-Miles Leon of S.L. Nusbaum and Ryan Newland of Sail Nauticus.
December 2014- Holiday Party.
November 2014- Brother Rutter.
October 2014- Greg Reck
September 2014- No guest speaker.
August 2014- Jerry Frostick of J&A Racing. A Representative from the Planning Department.
July 2014- Peter Johnston from Work Program Architects.
June 2014- Steven Anderson, Director of Economic Development.
May 2014- Spring Mixer.
April 2014- Buddy Gadams, Bev Sell, Diane Rafferty, and Father Scott Hennessy.
March 2014- Bart Neu (Parking Director, City of Norfolk).
February 2014- Thom White Principal, Work Program Architects.
January 2014- Board Elections/Downtown Improvment District Renewal.
December 2013- DNCL Holiday Party at Bite Restaurant.
November 2013- Festevents.
October 2013-Candidates for elected office in Norfolk.
September 2013- Dr. Theresa Whibley.
August 2013- Karen Rudd, George Homewood and Lisa Fournier.
July 2013- Owners of several new local companies .
June 2013- Ron Williams Assistant City Manager.
May 2013- David Sullivan, the Information Technology Director.
April 2013- Bill Bahen, the director of Sail Nauticus.
Mach 2013- Norfolk Police Chief Michael Goldsmith.
February 2013- Michael Schnekser of Tymoff+Moss Architects.
January 2013- Mary Miller, CEO of the Downtown Norfolk Council.
December 2012- Holiday party, membership drive.
November 2012- Paul Filion Amtrak new station.
October 2012- Drew Ungvarsky, Jesse Scaccia, Hannah Serrano and Devan MacConnell.
September 2012- Deborah Thorpe Assistant Director of the Governor’s School for the Arts.
August 2012- Paul Forehand from the Department of Recreation, Parks & Open Space.
July 2012- Representatives from the 7th Annual “CaribFest” and Out in the Park.
June 2012- Buddy Gadams of Marathon Development Group.
May 2012- DNCL Quarterly Social.
April 2012- Lisa Coleman, Executive Director of CHKD.
March 2012- Thom White of Work Program Architects.
February 2012- John Deuel, Recycling Coordinator & Executive Director.
January 2012- Assistant City Manager Darrell Hill.
December 2011- Holiday Party/Membership Drive.
November 2011- Members discussion.
October 2011- Elizabeth Taraski from The Kellogg Organization.
September 2011 - Open Forum/Members.
August 2011 - Senator Ralph Northam.
July 2011- Hank Lynch, Executive Director of Nauticus. Manny Cordero, CEO of the Freedom Marathon.
June 2011- Phil Shucet, the CEO of HRT.
May 2011- Tony DiFilippo, the President and CEO of VisitNorfolk.
April 2011- Susannah Winstead, the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of Norfolk.
March 2011- Karen Sherberger Executive Director of Festevents.
February 2011- Councilwoman Dr. Teresa Whibley.
January 2011- Open Forum/Members.
December 2010- Holiday Party/Membership Drive.
November 2010- Chuck Rigney, Asst. Director of Development. Frank Duke, Director of Planning. Bill Spivey, Landstudio.
October 2010- Delegate Matthew James. Geoff Segal from Macquarie Capital Inc.
September 2010- Linda Vaughn of Union Mission Ministries.
August 2010- Councilman Tommy Smigiel (Ward 5).
July 2010- Tamara Poulson, Outreach Coordinator. Jim Price, VP Rail Operation.
June 2010- Councilwoman Dr. Teresa Whibley.
May 2010- Jeff Prioreschi, Executive VP of US Development.
April 2010- Karen Sherberger and Colonel Bill Davis.
March 2010- Bonnie Schule, Downtown Norflok Council.
February 2010- Stanley Stein, Assistant City Manager.
January 2010- John Keifer, Director of Public Works. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- November 2009- Lekesha McIver-Alexander, Norfolk Cares Assistance Center.
October 2009- James Wofford, General Manager of MacArthur Center & John Rhamstine, Director of Cultural Facilities (Seven Venues).
September 2009- Ron Keys, Director of Emergency Preparedness & Response & Lisa Coleman, Executive Director of The King's Daughters.
August 2009- Anne Odell and Tracy Derring addressed concerns about Afr'Am Fest
July 2009- Norman Mass, Director of Norfolk Public Libraries.
June 2009- Karen Scherberger Executive Director of Festevents
May 2009- The organizers of Afr'Am Fest
April 2009- Norfolk Police Dept.
March 2009- Vice-Mayor Mr. Anthony Burfoot, Norfolk City Council.
February 2009- Mr. Peter G. Decker, Jr.
January 2009- Karen Rudd, Manager for Cultural Affairs.
December 2008 - Mr. Stanley Stein, Assistant City Manager.
November 2008 - Paul Filion, Transportation Construction Project Manager/Heather Stein, Hampton Roads Transit.
October 2008 - Frank Duke, Norfolk Director of Planning and Community Development
September 2008- Open Forum/Members
August 2008- Shurl R. Montgomery, Executive Director of Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority
July 2008- Chief Bruce P. Marquis, Norfolk Police Department
June 2008- Frank Duke, Norfolk Director of Planning and Community Development
May 2008- Barclay C. Winn, Norfolk City Council
April 2008- Paul Filion, Norfolk Transportation Construction Project Manager
March 2008- Dr. Deborah M. DiCroce, President of TCC
February 2008- Brian Smith, Norfolk Tea Party
January 2008- Sharon M. McDonald, Norfolk Commissioner of Revenue
Always remember to bring a friend or neighbor.
Next Meeting: DNCL March Monthly Meeting, Monday, March 16, 2020, from 6-7 pm
Where:Tidewater Community College (TCC) Student Center, 310 Granby St., 5th floor Conference Room
Guest Speaker:The Honorable Kenneth (Kenny) Alexander, Mayor of Norfolk
DNCL Mission Statement:To be a collective voice of the residents, dedicated to the quality of life issues unique to Downtown Norfolk.