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About the West Ghent Civic League

West Ghent is a vibrant, urban neighborhood defined in Article II of the WGCL BYLAWS as "that area North of the Elizabeth River, West of Hampton Blvd, and south of the railroad tracks bordering Jeff Robertson Park in the City of Norfolk, Virginia."

The West Ghent Civic League is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization whose purpose as stated in the WGCL BYLAWS is:

"To promote the principle of good fellowship, responsible stewardship among the residents, businesses, and property owners in and about the area designated in Article II above; to unite for the purpose of interchanging ideas for improvements of this section of the City of Norfolk in matters such as beautification, recreation, and safety; and to take such actions for the protection of property values."

Membership is open to any resident, property owner, or business in the West Ghent area.  Dues is $15.00 per year / per household.

Officers and Committees

Civic League officers are elected for one-year terms. To nominate a neighborhood resident or to volunteer for an office simply attend the meeting when nominations are taken. Nominations will be taken from the floor.  Elections are held during the April general meeting.  The new board conducts the final meeting of the fiscal year in May.  The fiscal year runs from 1 July -30 June.  Committees are appointed by the President and approved by the vote of the general membership.

Elected Officials

The current slate of local, state, and federal elected officials representing the citizens of West Ghent are listed at this link.  Our current representatives to the Norfolk City Council are Councilwoman Dr. Theresa Whibley and Councilman Barclay Winn.

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Chris Burgess
Brian Casey
Brooke HooperBrooke Hooper
George Pegram
Past President
Rebecca Topping
Vice President

Committee Chairs

Rob Baxter
Kelly Hollowell
Parks and Preservation
Neighborhood Security