Volume 55 | February 2023

Connecting you to our urban, waterfront community.

Expanded Resident Survey Responses Now Available for Your Review

Browse results question-by-question, ward-by-ward

Want to know what City services matter most in a specific area of Norfolk? Expanded results of the 2022 Resident Survey are now available for review on the Open Data portal. Responses can be researched by question, ward or superward using the 2022 Resident Survey interactive dashboard.

Last fall, ETC Institute, a national marketing research firm, administered a comprehensive Resident Survey to assess satisfaction with City services and get input on priorities.

More than 900 residents participated in the random sample survey with at least 150 respondents from each ward. ETC compiled and analyzed all survey data. Their findings were presented to City Council earlier this month.

Residents who did not receive an invitation to participate in the survey were able to share their input through an additional survey option made available online as well as by paper at various locations throughout the City. These responses were also aggregated and reviewed by ETC. These results are noted in the interactive dashboard as “Non-Random” under the survey response type.

Learn more about the survey and how it was conducted, and read the FAQs at:


Take Financial Control

Is financial freedom on your 2023 list of resolutions? BankOn Hampton Roads can help!

This FREE five-month financial education course will help you build savings, create a spending plan, pay off credit cards and improve your credit score.

Virtual and in-person classes are available.

Find out more at www.bankonhr.org.

Learn CPR. Save a Life.

Nearly 1,000 people die every day from sudden cardiac arrest. CPR can more than double the chance of survival.

Want to learn hands-only CPR? Contact Norfolk Fire-Rescue through MyNorfolk.

Immediate action by bystanders can mean the difference between life and death. Download the PulsePoint app to receive notifications so you can assist until professional help arrives.

Calling Future Leaders!

We're accepting applications for the 2023 Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program! 

If your student is between the ages of 16 and 21, the NEL program offers 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. 

Deadline: Feb. 12

Apply now.

Get Grant Funds for Your Next Neighborhood Project

Did you know that our Block-by-Block Neighborhood Pride Grant Program offers neighborhood associations and civic leagues financial assistance to improve neighborhoods one block at a time?

The program gives residents the oppotunity to:

  • Engage with their neighbors to design, develop and implement their own neighborhood improvement ideas and projects.
  • Develop and enhance relationships with the City. 
  • Build mutually productive collaborations with local businesses.
  • Learn and use new and sustainable skills.

There are two categories for Block-by-Block: matching grants and mini grants. Applications will be accepted Feb. 13 through March 3. Learn more and apply online.

The Essence of Heart & Soul

Saturday, Feb. 4, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Slover Library

Richard A. Tucker Portrait Unveiling

Saturday, Feb. 11, Noon - 3:30 p.m.

Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library

Valentine's Day Dance

Thursday, Feb. 16, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Sherwood Forest Community Center

Family Sneaker Ball: A Blue Carpet Affair

Step out in your freshest pair at the Family Sneaker Ball hosted by the our Department of Parks & Recreation! Join us on the blue carpet at Crossroads Community Center on Feb. 18, 4 - 7 p.m., for a night of music, food, family photos and giveaways. Best of all, it's FREE!

For more information and to pre-register, click here and search 'Sneaker Ball.'

Sparking New Careers

A new mobile welding lab has arrived!

Norfolk Works partnered with Tidewater Community College and inaugural host Lyon Shipyard to spark up an exciting new program called WeldNOW and our first graduates are on their way to electrifying new careers.

This six-week program began with workforce training in the classroom, leading to hands-on instruction in a mobile welding lab at Lyon Shipyard.

Participants earned industry-recognized welding credentials to qualify for entry-level maritime and advanced manufacturing jobs.

And better yet, graduates were offered full-time positions with Lyon Shipyard and surrounding employers.

Interested in learning more about WeldNOW? Call Norfolk Works at (757) 763-6064.

Get Fired Up for Community Change

Our Department of Neighborhood Services has workshops and events lined up to connect you with the resources, network and strategies to bring your community together. It all starts with the Ignite 2023! Kickoff Event on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Slover Library. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, fellowship and networking followed by a community conversation with Rich Harwood, author and founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Event is FREE, but registration is required.

School Crossing Guards

Help keep children safe in your neighborhood as a Norfolk school crossing guard!

Apply today for $18/hour, flexible shifts and the opportunity to work in your community.

Get started.

Questions? Call 757-823-4464.

Business Brunch Expo

Enjoy a light brunch while networking with local Black-owned businesses Saturdays in February, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Feb. 4

Jordan-Newby Library

Feb. 18

Tucker Memorial Library

Feb. 25

Pretlow Anchor Branch

Free, but registration is required.

Outdoor Spaces Meetings

Learn about how the future of outdoor dining will impact you and your community. We're holding public meetings to discuss the new Outdoor Spaces program.

There are four opportunities for you to join us - in person or virtually! Find out more.

Questions or concerns? Email us.

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