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Sabrina D. Wooten

Virginia Beach City Council Member

District 7 – First Elected in 2018

Official Biography

Council Member Wooten was sworn into office on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to fill the unexpired term of the seat Mayor Dyer vacated as the Centerville district representative in Virginia Beach. On November 3, 2020, Council Member Sabrina Wooten was re-elected as the first African American to serve a second term ever on Virginia Beach City Council. She is a native of Stuttgart, Germany, but grew up in Hampton Roads and has lived in Virginia Beach for over 16 years. Her passions include combatting poverty, advocating for local businesses and homelessness and protecting our natural resources and quality of life.  Sabrina brings eighteen years of business, leadership and administrative experience in the private and non-profit sectors.

 

Wooten is the creator and host of the Ignite Business Series Seminar that takes place annually to support local, small, women, minority and service disabled business owners.  The business series provides businesses with the resources and tools they need to grow and expand.

 

Wooten’s professional mediation firm Strategic Impact Services, LLC, provides mediation services and business management solutions to business organizations and the community. Additionally, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University where she teaches Government and Business.

 

She was appointed to the 2018 Board of Governors for the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives. Prior to the November 2018 election, Wooten was Vice chair of the City’s Minority Business Council, and Chair of the Outreach Committee. She was also a member of the City’s Process Improvement Steering Committee and is a member of the National Small Business Association, the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society and the National Association of Professional Women. She is also a former Police Chaplain for the Virginia Beach Police Department.

 

A published author, Wooten graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. She received master’s degrees in business management and public administration from Regent University. She also earned a certificate in biblical studies from Liberty University and a certificate in practical theology from Regent University. She is a PhD candidate and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. Wooten resides with her husband, Donald in the Centerville District.

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Voting Record by Agenda Item

Item Description:
Ordinance to AUTHORIZE the Dedication of a 2,679 square feet (0.06150 acre) Utility Easement to Dominion Energy Virginia over City-owned property at 1525 Salem Road re serve HRSD facilities
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Resolution to AUTHORIZE the City Manager to EXECUTE a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Navy at Navy Bases located in Virginia Beach re coordination of law enforcement
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Resolution to AMEND the Cost Allocation Agreement between the Cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Ordinance to ESTABLISH Capital Project #100664 "5/31 Memorial"; TRANSFER $1.2-Million from the General Fund Vacancy Savings to Capital Project #100664; AUTHORIZE the City Manager to negotiate a design contract with Dills Architects, PC and APPROVE the 5/31 Memorial site
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $4,660,479 from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to the FY 2022-23 Public Works Operating Budget and TRANSFER 4,660,479 to the FY2022-23 Capital Improvement Program as pay-as-you-go funding re Capital Project #100401 "Street Reconstruction II"
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $784,142 reimbursement from Mancon, LLC; APPROPRIATE $1-Million from the City Garage Internal Service Fund Balance and TRANSFER $1-Million from capital outlay accounts to the FY2022-23 City Garage Internal Service Fund Operating Budget re increase cost of parts
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
DAVID C. & MERIL B. GERSTENMAIER for a Street Closure re fifteen (15)-foot portion of an unimproved, unnamed alley adjacent to 650 South Atlantic Avenue & Lot 22, Block 20, Croatan Beach DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
BORN PRIMITIVE, LLC/MODERN SAVAGE INVESTMENTS, LLC for a Modification of Proffers to a Conditional Change of Zoning re office warehouse at Southeastern corner of the intersection of Virginia Beach & North Oceana Boulevards DISTRICT 6 (formerly District 6—Beach) Approved February 24, 2004 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Modified/Proffered, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
B AND B ASSOCIATES OF VIRGINIA, INC/INDIAN RIVER APARTMENTS, LLC for a Change in Nonconformity re expansion of apartment complex at 1008 Mineola Drive DISTRICT 1 (formerly District 2—Kempsville) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
JOE WHITE/PEMBROKE SQUARE ASSOCIATES, LLC for a Special Exception for Alternative Compliance re allow for wall signage larger than what is permitted by the Central Business Core (CBC) Form Based Code at 4564 Virginia Beach Boulevard DISTRICT 9 (formerly District 4—Bayside) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
OCEAN CHILLIN, LLC for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 303 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 300 DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RE
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
MICHAEL BIONDOLILLO/ HELEN A. LEWIS for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 2113 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 2C DISTRICT 6 ( formerly District 6— Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0

Sabrina D. Wooten

Virginia Beach City Council Member

District 7 – First Elected in 2018

Official Biography

Council Member Wooten was sworn into office on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to fill the unexpired term of the seat Mayor Dyer vacated as the Centerville district representative in Virginia Beach. On November 3, 2020, Council Member Sabrina Wooten was re-elected as the first African American to serve a second term ever on Virginia Beach City Council. She is a native of Stuttgart, Germany, but grew up in Hampton Roads and has lived in Virginia Beach for over 16 years. Her passions include combatting poverty, advocating for local businesses and homelessness and protecting our natural resources and quality of life.  Sabrina brings eighteen years of business, leadership and administrative experience in the private and non-profit sectors.

 

Wooten is the creator and host of the Ignite Business Series Seminar that takes place annually to support local, small, women, minority and service disabled business owners.  The business series provides businesses with the resources and tools they need to grow and expand.

 

Wooten’s professional mediation firm Strategic Impact Services, LLC, provides mediation services and business management solutions to business organizations and the community. Additionally, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University where she teaches Government and Business.

 

She was appointed to the 2018 Board of Governors for the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives. Prior to the November 2018 election, Wooten was Vice chair of the City’s Minority Business Council, and Chair of the Outreach Committee. She was also a member of the City’s Process Improvement Steering Committee and is a member of the National Small Business Association, the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society and the National Association of Professional Women. She is also a former Police Chaplain for the Virginia Beach Police Department.

 

A published author, Wooten graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. She received master’s degrees in business management and public administration from Regent University. She also earned a certificate in biblical studies from Liberty University and a certificate in practical theology from Regent University. She is a PhD candidate and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. Wooten resides with her husband, Donald in the Centerville District.

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Yes Votes

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No Votes

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Abstain

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Absent

Voting Record by Agenda Item

Item Description:
Ordinance to AUTHORIZE the Dedication of a 2,679 square feet (0.06150 acre) Utility Easement to Dominion Energy Virginia over City-owned property at 1525 Salem Road re serve HRSD facilities
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Resolution to AUTHORIZE the City Manager to EXECUTE a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the Navy at Navy Bases located in Virginia Beach re coordination of law enforcement
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Resolution to AMEND the Cost Allocation Agreement between the Cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Ordinance to ESTABLISH Capital Project #100664 "5/31 Memorial"; TRANSFER $1.2-Million from the General Fund Vacancy Savings to Capital Project #100664; AUTHORIZE the City Manager to negotiate a design contract with Dills Architects, PC and APPROVE the 5/31 Memorial site
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $4,660,479 from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to the FY 2022-23 Public Works Operating Budget and TRANSFER 4,660,479 to the FY2022-23 Capital Improvement Program as pay-as-you-go funding re Capital Project #100401 "Street Reconstruction II"
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
Ordinance to ACCEPT and APPROPRIATE $784,142 reimbursement from Mancon, LLC; APPROPRIATE $1-Million from the City Garage Internal Service Fund Balance and TRANSFER $1-Million from capital outlay accounts to the FY2022-23 City Garage Internal Service Fund Operating Budget re increase cost of parts
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
DAVID C. & MERIL B. GERSTENMAIER for a Street Closure re fifteen (15)-foot portion of an unimproved, unnamed alley adjacent to 650 South Atlantic Avenue & Lot 22, Block 20, Croatan Beach DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Adopted, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
BORN PRIMITIVE, LLC/MODERN SAVAGE INVESTMENTS, LLC for a Modification of Proffers to a Conditional Change of Zoning re office warehouse at Southeastern corner of the intersection of Virginia Beach & North Oceana Boulevards DISTRICT 6 (formerly District 6—Beach) Approved February 24, 2004 RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Modified/Proffered, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
B AND B ASSOCIATES OF VIRGINIA, INC/INDIAN RIVER APARTMENTS, LLC for a Change in Nonconformity re expansion of apartment complex at 1008 Mineola Drive DISTRICT 1 (formerly District 2—Kempsville) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
JOE WHITE/PEMBROKE SQUARE ASSOCIATES, LLC for a Special Exception for Alternative Compliance re allow for wall signage larger than what is permitted by the Central Business Core (CBC) Form Based Code at 4564 Virginia Beach Boulevard DISTRICT 9 (formerly District 4—Bayside) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
OCEAN CHILLIN, LLC for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 303 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 300 DISTRICT 5 (formerly District 6—Beach) RE
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0
Item Description:
MICHAEL BIONDOLILLO/ HELEN A. LEWIS for a Conditional Use Permit re short term rental at 2113 Atlantic Avenue, Unit 2C DISTRICT 6 ( formerly District 6— Beach) RECOMMENDATION: APPROVAL
Action:
Approved/Conditioned, By Consent
Vote:
11-0