Budget & Strategic Planning

About Our Department

The Department of Budget and Strategic Planning monitors the current fiscal year’s budget on a monthly basis and assists departments on budgeting matters to assure a balanced budget at the end of the year.

The department also provides analytical service, demographic geographic information support, and special project assistance for the city manager.

The Grants Management Team directs the monitoring and support of citywide grant activity to leverage city resources with funds from federal, state, and philanthropic sources.

CivicLab Norfolk offers programs, tools, and training to help employees and residents understand and harness our city’s data to improve our community.

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Department of Budget and Strategic Planning received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) award of Distinguished Presentation for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020. In order to receive this award, a government unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan, and as a communication device. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest award in governmental budgeting and is presented to governments whose budgets are judged to adhere to program standards.

News & Announcements

Proposed FY 2022 Budget Presentation to City Council (Video)

Budget Calendar

Tuesday, April 6, 20214:30pmBudget Work Session 1 (Rescheduled to April 13th)
Thursday, April 8, 20216:00pmPublic Hearing: Operating, Capital Improvement Plan, and HUD Grants
Tuesday, April 13, 20214:30pmBudget Work Session 1
Tuesday, April 27, 20214:30pmBudget Work Session 2
Tuesday, April 27, 20216:00pmPublic Hearing: Real Estate Reassessment
Tuesday, May 4, 20214:30pmBudget Work Session 3
Tuesday, May 11, 20216:00pmBudget Adoption

Information on the April 8 public hearing will be posted on Tuesday, April 6, following the City Council work session.

Meeting notices are posted on the City Council website: https://www.norfolk.gov/200/City-Council and under Public Notices off the main site. Information for how to register for public comment is included within each notice.

Documents & Resources

Data Dashboards

  1. Gregory Patrick

    Budget Director

  2. Budget & Strategic Planning

    Physical Address
    810 Union Street
    Suite 607
    Norfolk, VA 23510


    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.