Recap From June 27th Department Leadership Meeting

This is Michelle Boyette’s recap of the June 27th Department Leadership Meeting. This monthly meeting is the City Manager’s opportunity to address City Leadership. If you have questions about these notes, please contact Michelle Boyette at or 757-385-2169


  1. Agenda
  2. Hurricane Preparedness PPT
  3. Housing Resource PPT
  5. Housing Center layout & info tri-fold
  6. EMS PulsePoint APP
  7. HR Training Flyer




City Manager’s Perspective –

  1. 2018 will be a politically charged year
  2. 8 of 11 seats open
  3. City Employees
  4. Remember to keep political opinions and/or political predictions to yourself while in your City Role or while acting in official capacity of your position
  5. Please provide information through the appropriate channels as requested by political  candidates

iii.      City Manager will directly address any concerns regarding the overall performance of City Employees should topic arise in the during campaigns.

  1. City Manager stated that City Staff are intelligent, diligent and as effective as any Fortune 500 Company.
  2. Mid-Year Report
  3. Report will be distributed to Council
  4. No planned presentations for Mid-Year Report


Hurricane Preparedness Highlights

  1. FEMA Mission
  2. Build a Culture of Preparedness
  3. Ready the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters
  4. Reduce the Complexity of FEMA – What this means for CoVB?
  5. Delegation of responsibilities back to localities
  6. In dollars, that means potentially $45M expense for localities nationwide, i.e., reserve funding, etc.
  7. EOC
  8. New Technology (example – PW can remain at their HQ during an event and still have a seat at the EOC)
  9. EOC Training Compliance
  10. Alpha I/II Video Training Forthcoming


Housing Resource Center

  1. Details
  2. Location:  North Witchduck Road
  3. Opening:  August/Sept 2018
  4. Size: 60,000 sq. ft. (3 stories)
  5. Designer:  Waller, Todd & Sadler
  6. Construction Contractor:  S.B. Ballard
  7. What’s there?
  8. Singles Shelter (49 beds)
  9. Short-Term Family Housing (10 motel-style units)
  10. Permanenet Housing (30 1 bdr efficiency apts)
  11. Day Services
  12. Health Clinic
  13. Dept of Human Services Offices
  14. Cafeteria
  15. Learning Facillitiy



  1. What is GovQA?
  2. Online Portal for FOIA Requests
  3. Cloud based
  4. Active since January 1, 2018
  5. Pros
  6. Requests can submit online requests
  7. Create an account in the FOIA Request Center
  9. Requests can be tracked (audit trail)

iii.      Requests are posted on the portal, requestors receives a link to download

  1. Saves time money and is green
  2. Pubic can see previous requests
  3. Only certain requests will be made public, i.e., FOIA’s released to the media outlets
  4. Goal is to cut down duplicate requests


DCM Cover

  1. Police Commendations
  2. Excellent work reference Bayside Prom thwarting criminal activity
  3. Solved 14 year old double homicide case


  1. EMS Pulse Point App
  2. What is the PulsePoint APP?
  3. The PulsePoint app is a virtual window into 911 communication centers and provides real-time access to emergency activity as it is occurring.
  4. Users can view incidents – including the current response status of dispatched units

iii.      Instantly pinpoint the location on an interactive map to people in need nearby

  1. SCA Victim (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)- 911 contacted
  2. 911 system sends PulsePoint Alert
  3. Signal received by PulsePoint APP users
  4. PP users can respond to help victims before professionals get there, increasing the victim’s chances of survival



  1. Don Barnett’s last day is this Friday – he is retiring after 29 years with the City
  2. Various new staff and summer intern introductions
  3. YNot Wednesdays – every Wednesday, June 6-August 29
  4. Tenured Supervisor’s Boot Camp – See attached Flyer

20180627-CMD- DLMAgenda

DLM – 6-27-18 GovQA Presentation FOIA -final

DLM – 6-27-18 Housing Resource Center Update

DLM – 6-27-18 HurricanePreparednessUpdate2018

DLM EMS Pulse Point App

DLM Housing Resource Info & Layout

DLM Tenured Supervisor Bootcamp


Virginia Beach Represented at Chamber Leadership Program Graduation

LEAD Hampton Roads, a program of the Hampton Roads Chamber, recently hosted “BRAVO!”, its annual gala celebration of the region and its leadership. Close to 400 business and community leaders gathered at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott for a reception and dinner honoring visionary leaders and celebrating LEAD’s 30th year of serving the region.


The evening culminated with the graduation of 48 business leaders who successfully completed the nine-month Signature leadership program. Court Appointed Special Advocate Administrator Season Roberts, Virginia Beach Police Captain Rio Hatfield and Convention & Visitors Bureau Public Relations Specialist Teresa Diaz were among this year’s graduates.


During the program, the First Citizen of Hampton Roads Award was presented to the Honorable Ralph S. Northam, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, for his exemplary leadership. The Julian Hirst Alumni Leadership Award was presented to Jennifer Boykin, Executive Vice President of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and President of Newport News Shipbuilding. The ICON Young Professional Leadership Award was presented to Jay Jones, Delegate 89th District Virginia House of Delegates.

Congratulations are extended to all.