Ocean View Civic League

Welcome Neighbor

Who We Are!

Our Purpose

The purpose of this organization is to 

progressively promote civic improvement and community sprit; 

to encourage the highest standard of citizenship and the preservation and  protection of property and the rights of property owner; 

to promote facilities for community recreation and social activities; 

to promote the beautification and safety of the community; 

to discourage and prevent objectionable enterprise from entering our community; 

and to foster the growth of a sprit of friendliness and co-operation.

Ocean View Civic League History




Started in 1989 by the late Mr. Tom Hall, the Ocean View Civic meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Pretlow Library.  Annually the Ocean View Civic League sponsors community events such as:  The Ocean View Holiday Tree lighting ceremony/Children’s toy drive, Community Thanksgiving dinner donations, Adopt-a-spot cleanups, and the annual CHKD Cure for childhood cancer fundraiser. 



How does OVCL help to improve our community?


  • Maintains three Adopt-A-Spots as part of Keep Norfolk Beautiful, and participates in Clean the Bay Day
  • Hosts interesting and informative speakers from the community at each meeting.
  • Produces a monthly newletter for residents and business owners
  • Awards Yard of the Month (spring and summer)
  • Provides a forum for community concerns and a base of active members to respond to community issues.
  • Working to bring a youth/senior/recreation center to Ocean View
  • Fosters a greater sense of community and involvement for our residents.
  • Host an annual Holiday party for members and their guest

We hope to see you on the first Wednesday of each month at the Pretlow Library at 7pm!



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Email: Debra Burrell at [email protected]

Community Contacts

Police Non-Emergencies: (757) 664-6921City of Norfolk Police Department

Pretlow Library Branch (757) 441-1750Mary D. Pretlow Library Site 

Building Inspector:  (757) 664-6595