Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council


  • Noon 
  • 4th Wednesday of the Month (No meetings in July, November, and December)
  • River Crest Community Center

If you would like to participate in any of these public meetings, please email the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Projects, Programs and Contests

For information about Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) projects, award programs, and contests, visit the Environmental Programs web pages under the Department of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

The Heron Chronicle

CEIC's newsletter focuses on litter and pollution prevention, waste reduction and recycling, beautification, and conservation landscaping while promoting interest in improving Chesapeake's environment.


Eighteen volunteers are appointed by the Mayor to serve three-year terms on the governing board. However, thousands of other volunteers are actively involved in CEIC projects and sub-committees. Visitors are welcome to attend CEIC monthly meetings.

CEIC Officers 


The Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) was formed in 1983 by then-Mayor Sidney M. Oman. Prior to that, there are records from 1978 indicating that the Council was known as the Litter Control Council under Mayor Marian P. Whitehurst.


The purpose of the CEIC shall be to promote interest in improving the environment of Chesapeake, Virginia, thereby making Chesapeake a greener, cleaner, and healthier city in which to live, learn, work, farm, and play. The CEIC will accomplish its purpose through outreach, education, and volunteer efforts to include litter and pollution prevention, waste reduction and recycling, beautification, conservation landscaping, and other environmental and conservation issues.

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