Newport News Wetlands Board

The purpose of the Wetlands Board is to preserve the City's wetlands and to prevent their despoliation and destruction, and to accommodate necessary economic development in a manner consistent with wetland preservation.  

The Wetlands Board is governed by City Ordinance Chapter 44 - Wetlands.

  • 7 members, with 5 year terms of appointment
  • Compensation for service ($50 per meeting)
  • Ex-Officio Member: Sharon Neal, Environmental Specialist, Department of Engineering
  • 5:30 pm on the third Monday of the month (when advertised) in City Council Chambers
  • Meetings last approximately 1-2 hours and are recorded
  • Site visitations may take place on the Saturday prior to the Monday meeting