Brian S. Solis, AICP

Assistant to the City Manager for Special Projects, City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Brian is a certified urban planner with over 25 years of professional experience developing and implementing public and partnership programs, projects and initiatives that enhance the quality of life in Coastal Virginia, USA.

He has spent the last 22 years with the City of Virginia Beach serving as senior city planner, Planning, Design and Development Administrator, Transportation Planning Manager, and interim roles as Strategic Growth Areas Director and Parks and Recreation Director.

Some of the major initiatives Brian has held leadership roles in making happen include the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Brock Environmental Center (the greenest building in Virginia), the U.S. Field Hockey National Training Center, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center Master Plan (most visited museum in Virginia), City lead on Virginia Beach’s Open Space Program (the largest in Virginia at the time, doubling the City’s parkland), the Virginia Beach Field House, the inaugural Pharrell Williams Something in the Water Festival.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography, with an emphasis in Urban & Regional of Planning, and a Master of Public Administration, both from Old Dominion University. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service LEAD program.