About the Chesapeake Alliance

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The Chesapeake Alliance was formed in the mid 1980s to provide a voice for the cities business development and growth as a community.

The current goals of the Alliance can best be seen in its mission statement -  

The Chesapeake Alliance, Inc. is an organization of citizens in senior leadership positions who live or work in the City of Chesapeake, believe in the city, and are committed to the betterment and well being of the City.

The Alliance acts in an advisory capacity to governmental agencies and individuals involved with the City at all levels by providing information, contacts, and support to help solve municipal issues. The Alliance acts as a non-partisan body and its position are derived from policy based deliberations. 

Members are “senior leaders” in the sense that they have been involved in Chesapeake affairs for many years and have the familiarity and experience with the city and its issues and the contacts that provide the group with the ability fulfill this mission. 

Members are involved in other civic organizations with more specific missions (e.g. Chamber of Commerce; Rotary).  By coming together in the Alliance, members use the experience they gain from other organizations in furtherance of the Alliance’s broader mission.

The Alliance identifies issues that are of importance for the future development of the city in both economic and social matters and acts on these issues through ad hoc work groups.

The Alliance is loosely affiliated with similar organizations in Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach Vision), Portsmouth (Portsmouth Partnership), and Norfolk (Greater Norfolk Corporation).  Leaders of these organizations meet periodically to share ideas and support each other on local issues that benefit all of south Hampton Roads.

The Alliance recognizes that Chesapeake is a community of sometimes conflicting elements including suburban and urban homes and commercial, agricultural and industrial businesses that bring many benefits and many challenges.  The Alliance strives to accommodate these elements to make Chesapeake a better place.

Chesapeake Alliance

Lake Center 1, Suite 275
501 Independence Parkway
Chesapeake, Va. 23320

Chesapeake News

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Monday November 9th 2015



Dozens apply for one spot on Chesapeake planning board

Monday November 9th 2015

CHESAPEAKE If you’re hoping for an appointment to the Chesapeake Planning Commission, get in line. The City Council will choose from 54 applicants tonight for one open spot on the nine-member board, which gives recommendations to the City Council on growth issues such as zoning and permits. The seat became available after William Small resigned Sept. 5 for personal reasons.


Chesapeake School Board approves Capital Improvement Plan

Monday November 9th 2015

CHESAPEAKE The School Board on Monday night unanimously approved a proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2016-26 that includes a first-year focus on design work for an addition to Oscar Smith High.


Suit against Dominion over closed Chesapeake power plant can proceed, judge says

Monday November 9th 2015

A federal judge has rejected Dominion Virginia Power’s request to dismiss a lawsuit against it over water contamination at the Chesapeake Energy Center. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson said in an order Friday that the Sierra Club’s lawsuit against Dominion may proceed.


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