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Obviously nobody is expected to attend all of these meetings, but please attend some of them so that we can continue to put pressure on the Council and other parts of the city government, as well as inform other members of the public.


Tuesday, October 24, 7 PM, Council Chambers, City Hall: One more opportunity to speak to City Council.



Monday, October 30, 7:00-9:00 PM Yancey – Simonds Debate for House seat, 94th District General Assembly

Shelly Simonds says that she will talk about the City Farm during the debate. If you want David Yancey to say something for the record about the City Farm, which so far he has not, it would help for you to contact CNU and say so. If enough people try to submit a question by phone or e-mail, it might persuade Dr. Quentin Kidd to ask a question on the City Farm.

A Delegate to the General Assembly will not vote on keeping the City Farm as a park, but he or she could be helpful in securing funds for the park and in influencing other people to support the park.

Quentin Kidd

Professor – Dean, College of Social Sciences; Director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy
Luter Hall 224 (757) 594-8499

Parking is available in the Visitors Parking Lot behind the chapel (next to Ferguson Center) or in the parking garage behind Ferguson Center.


Tuesday, November 7, 6:00 AM-7:00 PM, ELECTION DAY. We will be gathering signatures on the City Farm petition. Please contact us at if you can help.
During the June primary election, we gathered over 2,000 signatures. We hope to gather more on November 7. This is not a partisan issue. We have park supporters from the two major parties as well as minor parties and independents. If you truly want to help save Riverview Farm Park, this is one of the most critical times to help!



Letter from City of Newport News:


Preparations are well underway for the 2017 International Soccer Tournament and Outreach Festival, hosted by the Hispanic Advisory Committee to the City Manager. We are extremely excited about this year’s event, which focuses on youth participation and family engagement.  The Soccer Tournament and Festival will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Riverview Farm Park, located at the intersection of Menchville Road and Youngs Road in Newport News. We would like to extend an invitation to your agency to participate. There is no cost to attend, you will only need to complete the enclosed form and return it to before Friday, July 21.

The purpose of this event is to educate our community about programs and services that are available to them. This is a great opportunity for your organization to share information about your agency and its benefits to our community.  We are having the adult soccer tournament consisting of local teams comprised of different ethnic and cultural groups, a youth soccer clinic for younger children ages 7 to 9, as well as a separate instructional clinic for youth ages 10 to 12.  All of these activities are free, open to anyone, and should attract a large number of soccer enthusiasts.  We are also having an exhibition performance from various programs offered by the Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism youth programs.

Here are a few other things you should know about participating in this event:

  • The adult soccer tournament will start promptly at 8:30 a.m., however we are asking that organizations participate from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Vendor set-up takes place from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Each vendor receives a table and two chairs under a tent.

If you are not able to participate, we ask that you consider sharing the enclosed flyers and information with those that your organization serves using any of your traditional communication platforms or social media pages. Should you have any questions, please call Eoghan “Owen” Miller at (757) 926-3681 or Latoya Jefferson at (757) 926-6995.


Cleder A. Jones
Department Communications

cc: Mayra Creed, Hispanic Advisory Committee Chairperson




2017 Newport News City Council Meetings at 7:00 PM on the dates below

January 10, 24; February 14, 28; March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 23; June 13, 27;
July 11; August 8; September 12, 26: October 10, 24; November 14, 28; December 12, 26.

Generally there are Work Sessions on the same dates in the afternoon. The starting times vary. Some are open to the public. Go to the City Council website for current information or call City Hall at (757) 933-2311.
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Videos of Council Meetings, Citizen Comments:
Citizen Participation:

2017 Councilwoman Saundra Cherry’s Town Hall Meetings
On the 2nd Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PM (Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive NN 23606) and
3rd Thursday, 6:00-7:30 PM (Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue NN 23607)
of each month. Contact Saundra Cherry (757) 532-7993. She sends e-mail announcements of her meetings.

2017 Councilwoman Sharon Scott’s Town Hall Meetings
On the 4th Monday of teach month, January – November, at the new Denbigh Community Center on Warwick Blvd. at Mercer Lane.

2017 Councilman Marcellus Harris has started having meetings each month, on the first and third Mondays of each month, so far the location has changed from meeting to meeting. You can find the latest information on his Facebook page,

Please note that any scheduled meeting is subject to change so it’s wise to check for cancellations or ask to be added to an e-mail list for updates.