City Council


Mayor Kenneth Alexander

Kenneth Cooper Alexander, Ph.D.

Phone: 757-664-4679
Email Mayor Alexander

Vice Mayor, Ward 1

Martin A. Thomas, Jr.

Martin A. Thomas Jr.

Phone: 757-664-4268
Email Martin Thomas Jr.

Ward 2

Courtney Doyle

Courtney R. Doyle

Phone: 757-664-4268
Email Courtney Doyle

Ward 3

Mamie B. Johnson

Mamie B. Johnson

Phone: 757-664-4268
Email: Mamie B. Johnson

Ward 4

John Paige 10x8 HS 3 0067

John E. "JP" Paige

Phone: 757-664-4268
Email: John E. "JP" Paige 

Ward 5

Thomas R. Smigiel, Jr.

Thomas R. Smigiel Jr.

Phone: 757-664-4293
Email: Thomas Smigiel

Superward 6

Andria P. McClellan

Andria P. McClellan

Phone: 757-664-4268
Email Andria McClellan

Superward 7

Danica Royster 2418

Danica J. Royster

Phone: 757-664-4268
Email Danica Royster

City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the city of Norfolk and is the final authority on City matters. The Council establishes general City policies; appoints the City Manager, City Auditor, City Attorney, City Assessor, the City Clerk, and members of boards, committees and commissions; enacts ordinances, resolutions, and orders; approves the strategic plan and annual budget; and authorizes contracts on the City’s behalf.

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General Meeting Information

  • Informal Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
  • Formal Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

City Council meetings are open to the public. 

Informal sessions are held prior to the formal sessions. There is no public comment at informal meetings. Public comments are accepted at the formal sessions for agenda items and new business.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, occupancy will be limited and seating will be physically distanced. Masks are required in all City buildings. 

Appearing Before Council

The public may electronically obtain a copy of the meeting notification/agenda on or before the Thursday evening prior to the Tuesday meeting online at

A citizen who wishes to address Council concerning an agenda item or new business must register to speak with the City Clerk by 3:00 pm the day of the meeting. 

To contact the Clerk’s office and register to speak, please email or call 757-664-4253.

Speakers should advance to the podium when their names are called, state their name(s) and address(es) and indicate who they are representing. 

Comments should be limited to three minutes. 

Requests for Assistance/Accommodation

Persons needing assistance, such as a handheld microphone or ASL interpreter or any other accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act are asked to call the City Clerk’s Office at 757-664-4253 at least three days before the meeting. 

Council meetings are cablecast LIVE on NorfolkTV-48, livestream of meetings is available on the City's website ( and recordings are available following the meeting on NorfolkTV.