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Virginia Mayors Institute

Norfolk Waterside Marriott | Oct. 7-8

This event precedes the 2023 Annual Conference

Please read the Registration Instructions prior to registering to ensure member pricing.

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- The VML room block at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott is sold out -

A link to reserve discounted rooms at the Norfolk Sheraton Waterside (1 block from conference) will be posted here soon.

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Registration Instructions (new for 2023)

With the recent launch of our new site and membership platform, registration for the Mayors Institute and the Annual Conference (and all future VML events) will require an account.

If you have already logged into your account then you are all set to register using your username and password. 

If you haven't created an account, now is the time to do it! Here's how:

1. Click the "Login" link in the upper left corner of our website (

2. Click on "Forgot Password" and check to see if your email is already set up in our system by entering your local government or organization email address (i.e., in both the "Username" and "Email" fields. Then click "Send Login Information."

3. If your email is already in our system, you will receive an email with your temporary password. You can use this to login before registering for the event. Note - VML members will  not be able to see VML member pricing if you are not logged in. 

4. If you receive an Error message after completing Step 2, you will need to create an account by following these steps:

a. Click on the "Create an Account" link in the upper left corner of our website.

b. Fill out the form (required fields are indicated with a red asterisk).

c. IMPORTANT: If you belong to a VML Local Government Member after you select "Yes, I do belong to an organization" you must use the Search function to locate and select your organization from the search results to receive VML member access and pricing. If you are unable to locate your VML member organziation, DO NOT proceed with creating an account. Instead, send your request to A staff person will respond as soon as possible. 

d. After you've have filled out the form, click "Create an Account" to receive your login credentials.

About the Virginia Mayors Institute

From improving the current infrastructure to preparing for autonomous vehicles, local communities are moving toward the future. Learn how you can meet the needs of a new generation of citizens at the Virginia Mayors Institute. The program explores issues essential to the responsibilities of mayors and vice mayors as local government leaders.

If you are interested in additional information about exhibiting at the conference, please contact  Robert Bullington at

Future Event Date

2024 Virginia Mayors Institute Oct. 12-13 (Virginia Beach)