As Virginia's fourth largest independent city, Newport News is managed by a Council-Manager form of government in which seven persons are elected to serve on City Council. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council. City Council also appoints the City Attorney and the City Clerk.
Newport News City Council meets at 7 PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to take official action on matters brought before them. Meetings are held in the City Council Chambers located behind the City Hall building at 2400 Washington Avenue, unless otherwise announced. The City Council also holds work sessions on a regular basis, which are also open to the public.
For information about City Council, call the City Clerk's Office at 757-926-8634. To reach the Mayor's Office, call 757-926-8403. For city-related questions, call the Newport News Information Assistance line at 757-933-2311.
Newport News has temperatures that range from an average high of 46ºF and an average low of 30ºF in January to an average high of 85ºF and an average low of 71ºF in July. The average year-round high is 68ºF and the low is 51ºF. The normal annual precipitation is 45.74″.
Newport News has more than 115 churches and synagogues of diverse denominations. Contact information can be found in the phone book or online.