Community Tree Giveaway

The City of Norfolk, in partnership with the Friends of Norfolk’s Environment (FONE), Bay Star Homes and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, is hosting FREE tree adoption events for Norfolk residents. Help us expand Norfolk’s tree canopy!

November 13, 9AM-12PM
STEM Academy at Campostella

December 4, 10AM – 12PM
Chesterfield Academy

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Reporting Street Light Outages

Please help us – and your neighbors – keep the street lights shining!

Report street light outages directly to Dominion Energy by phone or online.
Be sure to note the pole number and closest street address or intersection.
Depending on the repair needed, Dominion will post a color-coded wrap indicating the status of the repair and how long it may take to fix.


Keys to a clog-free kitchen

Are you interested in becoming a lifeguard?

Norfolk has a Lifeguard Development Program that will teach you all the skills you need! The program is FREE for Norfolk residents.

We train all ages! From young adults age 15 to seniors! For class times and meeting locations, email Stephen Rego, Norfolk Lifeguard Development Program Leader, at

Get text alerts when trains are coming to Hampton & Terminal Blvds!

Great news! You can now receive a text message warning 20 minutes ahead of a train approaching the intersection of Hampton Blvd and Terminal Blvd. To sign up to receive the text messages, text NFKTrain to 888-777.

Norfolk City Communications Staff and The Port of Virginia are still working on trying to set up a similar system for Wards Corner.

Help keep your neighborhood storm drains clear

Multimodal Norfolk Public Meetings

Back in the Spring, city staff asked to tell them where specific improvements for walking, bicycling, riding a scooter, and getting to the bus are needed. They received over 800 comments! Thank you for providing your input!

The city’s team used this input to develop a list of projects that will make it safer to get around without a car in Norfolk. 

Please join a final round of public meetings, where city staff will share the outcomes from this process, including some of the projects that have been identified, as well as how they will move forward to seek funding and implement them. 

Four meetings will be held – two in-person and two virtually.  The same presentation will be given at all four meetings.  Attend the one that is most convenient for you!

The public meetings will be held:

  1. Monday, October 18th 6:00-7:30pm 
    In-Person Meeting at First Baptist Church, Berkley
    706 Berkley Avenue Extension
  2. Tuesday, October 19th 12:00-1:30pm 
    Virtual Meeting on Zoom Dial in: 301-715-8592
    Meeting ID: 830 7068 8055
  3. Tuesday, October 19th 6:00-7:30pm 
    Virtual Meeting on Zoom Dial in: 301-715-8592
    Meeting ID: 830 7068 8055
  4. Monday, October 25th 6:00-7:30pm 
    In-Person Meeting at The Kroc Center
    1401 Ballentine Blvd

Satellite Voting Locations

Trunk or Treat Events

Spooky Season is here and the city’s Neighborhood Engagement team will be participating in two drive thru trunk or treat events on October 23rd and October 24th representing Neighborhood Services and civic leagues across the city. Candy donations are welcome and are due by October 21st at 5:00pm. If you would like to make a donation please contact Jamie Goldin @ 757-274-6838 or For details on both events, see below.


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Military Circle Mall Event Details: 

Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Grab your favorite costume and come out for a night full of thrills at our drive-thru Trunk or Treat! This family-friendly event will be fun for all ages, and include tons of sweet treats, and lots of spooky decorations. We can’t wait to see everyone there! 

Treats will be individually wrapped and handed out in accordance with all CDC COVID-19 protocols.  Those who plan to attend are asked to remain inside of their vehicle the entire time; no walk-ups will be permitted. 

Ikea Event Details

Drive Thru Halloween Experience:  

Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 4:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. 

Registration is required!  Register here:

We’re hosting a trick-or-treat drive thru experience for IKEA Family members! The event will feature multiple tent stops along a designated route in the IKEA Norfolk parking garage, where you can collect treats from your vehicle. The City of Norfolk Department of Neighborhood Services, USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, and the Norfolk Admirals will also be onsite. Costumes are encouraged, but everyone must remain in their vehicle during the drive thru. Everyone is asked to bring a $ donation to drop off with our nonprofit partner, Moms on a Mission. Moms on a Mission will be collecting deodorant, shampoo, small umbrellas, dish soap and toothbrushes/toothpaste. The items will be given to local families transitioning from shelters into permanent housing. Registration is required. Valid only at IKEA Norfolk on 10/24/21. While supplies last.

Proposed Redistricting Maps

The Virginia Redistricting Commission has started the map drawing process! As they release draft maps, the OneVirginia2021 foundation will post them at You can view and comment on all proposed maps on the Commission’s website. (Most recent drafts for House of Delegates maps are A7 and B6; for Senate are A5 and B4.) Now is the time to make your voice heard.

These maps are discussed by the full Commission at their meetings – click here for a full schedule.

You can find district report, data report, and GIS data for each proposed map on the Commission website.

The Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) has also done some great analysis on the maps so far – check out their work here.