The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (VBHRC) serves as an advisory agency to the City Council to: 

  • Institute, conduct, and engage in educational and informational programs for the promotion of mutual understanding and respect among residents and the fulfillment of human rights.
  • Serve as a forum for discussion of human rights issues, to conduct studies, and to propose solutions for the improvement of human relations in the City.
  • Provide assistance to persons who believe their rights have been violated by identifying the appropriate federal, state or local agency to address the complaint
    and referring such persons to that agency.


Membership is comprised of 15 persons appointed by City Council representing a diverse cross-section of the community who serve as volunteers.

2024 Membership List


Regular meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 4 p.m. and are open to the public. Review the schedule for dates and locations.

2024 Meeting Schedule

Serve on the VBHRC

Residents may register their interest in serving on the commission by completing a confidential resume form for the Talent Bank and returning it to the City Clerk. ​

Complete Talent Bank Application

HRC Annual Report

The HRC's annual report provides a summary of fiscal year activities for the commission including volunteering, supported events and initiatives.

FY23 Report