Councilmember Bobby Dyer was elected in 2004 defeating a six-year incumbent who outspent him over five-to-one on a campaign of championing small business and supporting the Navy. He said in 2004 that encroaching development risked NAS Oceana being added to the BRAC list. Bobby Dyer was right, and a year after he took office, the BRAC Commission added Oceana to the list of base closures.
Bobby Dyer’s foresight prepared the city to defend and save Oceana, saving over 16,000 jobs with a payroll of close to $1.2 billion and preserving the economic vitality of Virginia Beach.
Bobby Dyer is the reform candidate. He created the Virginia Beach Process Improvement Committee, which has become a model for government reform, addressing issues of City Payroll, Restaurant regulations, Planning, Improving Small Business Environment and Technology.
Bobby Dyer served his country as a United States Marine until 1972. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Louis University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickenson University, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.
Bobby Dyer is a practicing home care physical therapist and was Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor with the Regent University School of Government, as well as an Assistant Professor with Hampton University, an Instructor at Old Dominion University and an Adjunct Professor at South University.
Bobby Dyer also served on the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapist and worked in various roles in numerous hospitals and medical centers in the state prior to moving to Virginia.
Bobby Dyer is a community leader, serving on various Boards and Task Forces at the local and state level. Dyer received the 2012 Julian F. Hirst Award for Distinguished Service from the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. Dyer worked at the state level to curb unfunded mandates and serves at the regional level on the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.
Bobby Dyer ran in 2004 to be a Councilman for all the people and he will be a Mayor for all the people, and not just a select few.
Bobby and his wife, Trish, live in the Lake Christopher section of the Centerville District in Virginia Beach and have two children and four grandchildren.
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