PDC 2019 Keynote Speaker: Mayor Bobby Dyer

Stay tuned for more information about our Breakfast Keynote, "Extreme Leadership: Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize" presented by City of Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer.



About the Speaker



Mayor Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer

City of Virginia Beach


Mayor Bobby Dyer was sworn in on November 20, 2018 and is the first Veteran to be directly elected as mayor in Virginia Beach history. He is a champion of fiscal responsibility, government transparency and citizen engagement.


Prior to his swearing in ceremony, Mayor Dyer represented the Centerville District for 14 years. He currently works as a physical therapist. Past positions include health care executive, business consultant and assistant professor in the School of Government at Regent University.


Mayor Dyer served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972. In 1976, he earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Saint Louis University and in 1982, a master's degree in public administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned his Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University in 2001.

He currently serves as the City Council liaison to the Bikeways and Trails Advisory Committee, the Clean Community Commission, the Community Services Board, the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, the Human Rights Commission, the Open Space Advisory Committee, and the Process Improvement Steering Committee, which he initiated.


Mayor Dyer and his wife, Trish, live in the Lake Christopher section of the Centerville District and have two children and four grandchildren.


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