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Military Economic Development Advisory Committee
This committee serves in an advisory capacity to the mayor, city council, and city manager to support and strengthen city relations with all military and federal entities and tenant commands. The committee seeks economic development opportunities with various military and federal agency commands that engage defense contractors in support of their mission, and it identifies veterans who may be eligible for employment with businesses in Norfolk or other areas of Hampton Roads, pursuant to Norfolk City Code section 2.1-56.

Membership Composition:

A minimum of ten (10) members appointed by the City Council, who are retired senior officers, senior enlisted persons, or qualified citizens. The president of the Virginia Ship Repair Association and executive vice president of the Virginia Maritime Association are invited to serve on the committee.

City Staff Contact:
CAPT Douglas J. Beaver, USN (Ret.)
Military Affairs Liaison
City of Norfolk