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Join the Lefcoe Class of 2017

The Lefcoe Board of Trustees is now accepting applications for the Class of 2017. DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION HERE The Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify and pre pare individuals for leadership roles in the City of Portsmouth.  The course was founded in memory of Vann H. Lefcoe by the Trustees of the Lefcoe Foundation.  Since our inception in 1997, we have sponsored twenty leadership courses, graduating 480 individuals who serve our community in various capacities including serving on City Commissions and actively participating in civic organizations. Mr. Don Comer

Portsmouth FLAVOR

Presents: PORTSMOUTH FLAVOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015 FROM 6 – 8:30 PM AT THE WOMEN'S CLUB OF PORTSMOUTH 304 Sycamore Road, Portsmouth, Virginia 23707 FOR A TASTE OF PORTSMOUTH WITH THE FOLLOWING RESTAURANTS: 757 Crave on the Harbor, Dock of the Bay, Foggy Point Bar & Grill, Gosport Tavern, Homegrown, JoJack’s Espresso Bar & Cafe, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Roger Brown’s, Still, Stove, The Bier Garden, and more... SILENT AUCTION SPONSORED BY:  LOCAL BEER AND WINE TASTINGS ENTERTAINMENT: Porte Towne Magic Jazz Band Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at door – and includes beer and wine tasting. Cash bar beyond tastings. For ticket information, go to www.prha.org or email portsmouthflavor@prha.org.

New Partnership Member Wins Business Award

 Partnership member Stephen Korving, President of North Suffolk’s Korving & Company, exemplifies the model of a young man whose personal and business lives revolve around growing and maintaining strong relationships.  Although he, his wife and their two children are Western Branch residents, he remains a stalwart Portsmouth supporter.  Stephen is a past board member of Portsmouth’s PARC, an active board member of the Portsmouth Museums Foundation and the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation, and a consistent supporter of local organizations including the Portsmouth Service League, Portsmouth YMCA, Portsmouth Lions, the Churchland and Portsmouth Rotary Clubs, and the Chamber of Commerce. A

August 11th, 2015|Categories: News, Partnership News|


2015 Lefcoe Leadership alumna Dr. Jaclyn Walker quotes Socrates as she describes the philosophy of her new creation, the M.A.N. (Men Alleviating Negativity) "All Citizens deserve a Second Chance" Foundation.  "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new," she says.  Accordingly, her organization provides services such as resume writing, classes on professional etiquette, and training on how to become readjusted to society after incarceration to convicted felons who want to work toward another chance at life. M.A.N.’s kickoff meeting was held on Friday, July 27, 2015 in the Portsmouth Partnership’s

August 11th, 2015|Categories: Lefcoe News, News|

Partnership, City Endorse Transportation Grant Request

The Portsmouth Partnership and Interim Portsmouth City Manager Brannon Godfrey have written in support of the City of Chesapeake’s request for grade separation at Freeman Avenue, adjacent to Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad’s soon-to-be expanded Virginia Yard facility. The unique opportunity presented by the combination of NPBL’s facility expansion and a Freeman Avenue flyover holds value for Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and the entire region. By mitigating congestion caused by the moveable lift bridge on the Elizabeth River’s Southern Branch, delays of both rail and vehicular traffic in Portsmouth and Chesapeake will be reduced, as will the delay of maritime traffic

Portsmouth Partnership Supports Redistricting Reform

The Portsmouth Partnership adopted a resolution supporting redistricting reform in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Learn more about this very important issue by visiting OneVirginia2021.  Go a step further by signing the petition and contacting your legislators. RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF REFORMING VIRGINIA’S REDISTRICTING PROCESS JANUARY 22, 2015 WHEREAS, the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts in Virginia is conducted by members of the majority party of the General Assembly under authority granted by Article II, Section 6 of the Virginia Constitution; and WHEREAS, Virginia’s historical practice of redistricting by the majority party in each legislative chamber is an

January 28th, 2015|Categories: News, Partnership News|

Lefcoe Leadership Class of 2015 – Apply Now!

The Trustees of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund are currently accepting applications for the class of 2015. DEADLINE: November 7, 2014 ! Lefcoe Leadership Program Application Class of 2015 The mission of the Vann H. Lefcoe Leadership Development Fund is to identify, educate and encourage future leaders within the City of Portsmouth. By inspiring civic awareness, responsibility and pride within the emerging leadership corps we will provide the City of Portsmouth with a succession of leaders to ensure a bright and prosperous future for the City and the region. All candidates who are willing to learn how to

October 27th, 2014|Categories: Lefcoe News, News|

Creativity Drives Portsmouth Public Schools’ Summer Programs

  MANY PEOPLE COULD BE forgiven for thinking that today’s kids are so preoccupied with viewing other people’s stories and listening to other people’s music that they are incapable of creating their own.  Those people would simply not be familiar with the work of some of Portsmouth Schools’ 4th thru 12th graders. A PORTSIDE STORY, an original musical that was written and performed by PPS students and funded by the Portsmouth Schools Foundation, was performed at I.C. Norcom High School on Friday, April 11, to a full crowd.  The show addressed the themes of bullying, humility and pride, plus the

Portsmouth named Bicycle Friendly Community

City of Portsmouth Named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists As thousands participate in Bike to Work Week nationwide, the League of American Bicyclists has announced its latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community℠ (BFC) awards, including the City of Portsmouth at the bronze level. With nearly 40 million Americans bicycling in 2012 and U.S. bike commuting increasing more than 61% from 2000 to 2012, there’s growing consensus that making biking better is a key component of a competitive, livable community. The BFC program is revolutionizing the way communities evaluate their quality of life, sustainability and