Virginia Beach is our home. I love our community and want to help build a bright future for everyone who lives here. I was born in Virginia Beach, educated in Virginia Beach Public Schools, and have spent most of my life here. Our city has done great things for me, and together we can make Virginia Beach even more vibrant, more inclusive, more economically strong with more opportunities for everyone.
Virginia Beach voters honored me with support in the 2019 Special Election and re-elected me to continue serving by a similar margin in 2020.
I’ve worked hard to represent all citizens in an open and fair manner. I’ve taken the lead on issues ranging from:
Protecting the integrity and safety of our neighborhoods
Keeping taxes low
Fully funding our public schools
Increasing funding for mental health care
Increasing compensation for public safety, teachers, and other city employees
Completing funding for full day kindergarten in all Virginia Beach schools
Implementing the disparity study recommendations.
Representing the neighborhoods which were hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew is a responsibility I take seriously. I successfully fought for the highest funding levels in Virginia Beach history for flood mitigation and resilient strategies to adapt to sea level rise and recurrent flooding.
Professionally, I am the Community Relations Manager for the Chrysler Museum of Art, where I create and implement educational and community partnerships designed to expand and diversify museum audiences, particularly among under-served constituencies. Our mission is to enrich and transform lives, bringing art and people together.
I have passion for education, culture, and the arts. I have passion for Virginia Beach and the people who live here. I have passion for the work that so many have done and continue to do to make us a great City with an even greater future. My promise to you is to work every day for you, in partnership with you, and move Virginia Beach forward with you.
Councilman Berlucchi studied Government and International Politics at George Mason University after attending First Colonial High School. He also gained experience through Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia and the CIVIC Leadership Institute.
Councilman Berlucchi was named as a Top Forty Under 40 by Inside Business, and served on the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission and was recognized by the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) for his work to support historically black colleges and universities and to equip students of color with the resources necessary to transition into college, graduate and ultimately expand and diversify America’s highly educated workforce. He served as President of Hampton Roads Pride for consecutive terms and was recognized as one of Equality Virginia’s OUTstanding Virginians.
Berlucchi is an active supporter of many nonprofit organizations including: Green Run Collegiate, Hope House Foundation, UNCF, Virginia MOCA, Hampton Roads Pride, the African American Cultural Center of Virginia, and Teens With A Purpose.
Councilman Berlucchi is liaison to many City boards and commissions including the Virginia Beach Development Authority, 5/31 Memorial Committee, Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation, Arts and Humanities Commission, Virginia Beach Sister Cities Association, Human Rights Commission, Cannabis Advisory Task Force, and Social Services Advisory Board.
Friends of Michael Berlucchi
P.O. Box 66346
Virginia Beach, VA 23466