Dear Chesapeake Neighbor,
Chesapeake is a city with an interesting and dynamic history that helps define who we are today. Our rural heritage gives us our strong work ethic, faith, friendliness, and sense of community that has not been lost with our ever-growing population. In fact, a recent poll conducted by Old Dominion University shows 89.7% of our citizens are very satisfied living in Chesapeake. As we have continued to grow as a city, our people continue to be our greatest asset. It seems the principles that those rural roots taught us continue to attract families and businesses that are like-minded. As a result, we face a future with enormous opportunities. We live in communities where it is normal to greet one another with a smile and a handshake.
At the same time, we continue to work closely together to keep Chesapeake the place where people want to live, work and play. This is the Chesapeake I have known my entire life. This is a community that offered me a helping hand in times of need and has given me opportunities to do things I once thought would never be possible. So now, I ask for your support so I may continue to represent you as your Mayor. Being your Mayor has been one of the greatest honors of my life!
Mayor of Chesapeake