The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce in association with the Lefcoe Alumni Association hosted the Portsmouth City Council Forum at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on October 15, 2014. The forum gives residents and the business community the opportunity to hear the candidates discuss their ideas and platforms and respond to questions. There was a reception held at 5:00 pm leading into the forum which began at 6:00 pm. The forum was moderated by Joel Rubin of Rubin Communications.
The 2019 State of the City address, delivered by Mayor Linda Johnson, highlighted key business development initiatives, provided strategic municipal progress updates, addressed challenges and opportunities, and provided a glimpse into the City's future.