Virginia Beach

As pandemic unfolded, local governments turned to projects new and old


Winners of the 2020 LocalSmart awards for IT projects say the pandemic accelerated some efforts, and leaned on the success of others already underway.

Pandemic showed local IT digital transformation work ‘paid off’


Local IT leaders who won 2020 LocalSmart Awards said the pandemic proved the importance of the work IT offices had been emphasizing for the last decade.

Virginia Beach launches visual budget site to build civic engagement


The city is hoping to let people experiment with the budget and drive the process with feedback.

Virginia Beach launches app to aid evacuation planning


City officials hope a web-based GIS tool will streamline evacuation planning, and improve decision-making, in the event of a storm-related emergency.