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 elections, winning 76% of the votes across our city.
In this short time, I’ve worked hard to represent all citizens in an open and fair manner. I’ve taken the lead on issues ranging from increased compensation for public safety to make salaries fair, increased funding for mental health care, completion of the funding for full day kindergarten in all Virginia Beach schools, restoration of disparity study recommendations, and moving ahead with offshore wind energy. 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.
Two events that no one could have foreseen, the tragic mass shooting at the municipal center and the global pandemic of 2020, have shaken our City during my first year as a Councilmember.
I called for an independent investigation into the shooting, and fought to fund the changes that the investigation recommended. I also joined other Councilmembers in organizing a remembrance event to help bring Virginia Beach together to mourn and grieve as one. This year, I worked with the Council to both manage the Governor’s Executive Orders and to help restart the local economy while helping those most in need. I sponsored the tax cut for our EMS first responders in personal property taxes, and supported the citizen restaurant tax cut, along with grants and in-kind expenses to help our small business community stay in business through the economic shutdown.
This year, I am a candidate again for a complete four-year term to continue this work. I hope you can support me for a full term.
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
The Chrysler Museum of Art is an educational institution. Our mission is to enrich and transform lives; we bring 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.
Our Future Is Now.
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 Community Development Corporation. 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 Green Run Collegiate, Hope House Foundation, United Negro College Fund, Virginia MOCA, the African American Cultural Center of Virginia, and Teens With A Purpose, and many other non-profit and community organizations.