Vote now for your favorite lights display!

We will not hold a Wards Corner Civic League meeting this December.

Instead, we’re asking all of you as our neighbors to take a walk (or drive) on the night of Monday the 20th (or thereabouts) to see the holiday lights decorations around our neighborhood and submit your favorite choices to us. Then email us your votes to any time before December 25th.

We will announce the winners shortly after we tally the votes so that you can go see their display if you hadn’t already.

Join Team Norfolk!

Go beyond finding a new job – find a career that makes a difference with the City of Norfolk.
From accounting to 911 dispatch, equipment operator to public safety, clinician to lifeguard, Team Norfolk needs YOU!

The city is looking to hire and is offering a two-day event to help residents complete the process.
Interested applicants can meet with members of our Compensation & Staffing Team,
learn more about open positions and receive help with the online application process.

Please share with neighbors, friends and family who may be interested in a career that makes a difference!

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

Learn more, visit

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

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