About OPCL

Ocean Park Civic League is a neighborhood association made up of concerned residents who are involved and committed to protecting and improving Ocean Park and its ways of life from the beach to Pleasure House Point, Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility, Shore Drive – everything that affects are public safety and way of life.There are about 1800 homes in Ocean Park. Ocean Park is bordered on the south by Pleasure House Creek, north by the Chesapeake Bay, west by Baylake Pines & Chesapeake Beach and east by the Lynnhaven River.

OPCL does their best to work for everyone in Ocean Park & we’d love your participation whether it’s once, once a month, once a week or everyday. Want to get involved and work with your neighbors to support our community? You can join a committee (see list of the chair folks below to volunteer) or answer a call to serve on the board when the time comes.

Thanks for getting involved now!

Link to:  OPCL Bylaws Amended March 9 2017

Board of Directors:


      • Danny Murphy
        “I am a native of Virginia Beach and longtime resident of Shore Drive. I graduated from both Virginia Wesleyan University and Old Dominion University. While I spent 20 years in corporate marketing, I’ve also owned several small businesses in the area including the Gateaux Bakery & Cafe.  My goals for the civic league are to improve safety, quality of life and reinforce the community spirit which binds our neighborhood.”
      • Vice President: Andrea Lindemann “After 30 years of nomadic military life, we settled down in Ocean Park because it is everything we hoped to find in a community -friendly, neighborly people and a beautiful beach! We have lived in many places and this is a special one. I want to work toward preserving this unique place.”

      • Secretary: Betty Demers
        “I have been a resident of Virginia Beach since 1976 and a resident of Ocean Park since 2012. My five sons and their families all live in Virginia Beach, so I am a very lucky grandmother! I am a retired educator, and I enjoy being involved in my community and currently serve as both OPCL Secretary and Chair of the Scholarship Committee.
      • Treasurer: Blake Norris “I’ve been semi-retired since 2017. I’ve lived in Ocean Park for 5 years. I lived in Great Neck for 30 years. I have two grown and married children and we will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in April 2021. I have been OPCL Treasurer for 3+ years.”
      • Northside Rep: Susan Lawson   Susan is a Congressional Affairs officer for the Navy and has lived in Ocean Park for 5 years and in the Shore Drive area for 25 years.
      • Southside Rep: Brian Snyder Brian Snyder lives in Ocean Park with his wife Jenny and son Creighton. You’ll see them outside year round enjoying the beach, Pleasure House Point, and surrounding trails with their dog Kona. Brian is a graduate of Virginia Tech and a partner at Clark Nexsen, working as a structural engineer and project manager.
      • At Large Rep: Don Caskie: “I’ve lived in Ocean Park nine years and absolutely love living here! I feel fortunate and blessed, as I have the best neighbors one could ask for. Belonging to the OP Board gives me the opportunity to meet new people and make a difference in our neighborhood.”
      • At Large Rep: Jill Doczi Jill Doczi writes and edits in public relations, marketing and journalism, in addition to organization project management for special events. She has started and run two farmers markets to further her mission of supporting local food producers and the availability of fresh food to the community. She also invests heavily in the Ocean Park neighborhood and surrounding area by volunteering as the fireworks chairperson for about a decade, previously writing, designing and editing the Ocean Park Echo newsletter for a decade and participating in civic league activities. She truly appreciates the majority of her neighbors and how lucky we are to live in this magical neighborhood by the bay. She has resided in Virginia Beach-her home since the end of high school-and has lived in two locations in Ocean Park since moving here just after college. She enjoys overseeing her postage stamp of property by the bay, while defending her “urban farmstead” from squirrels.
      • Past President: Ryan Cochran “I’ve been a resident of Ocean Park for almost 4 years since moving from NC. I’ve been happy to serve as Vice President in 2019 and President during 2020. During a challenging year with COVID, I have ensured the league has continued with virtual meetings. Especially during a busy year with new Development Proposals and Short-Term Rentals. I plan to continue to represent and support Ocean Park as a Board member.”

OPCL Committees

Social Committee:  Lynda Martin and Joanne Lappin Parker

Membership Committee: Andrea Lindemann

Government Affairs Committee: Paul Schubert

Fireworks: Jill Doczi

Finance: Mike Wills

Scholarship: Betty Demers

Website-Digital: Brian Snyder, Paul Schubert and Andrea Lindemann

Marlin Bay Development: Carly Swift and Morgan Ayers-Comegys

Contact us:        communication@opcl.org

Ocean Park Civic League (OPCL) is registered with the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)(4).

Social Welfare Organizations
To be tax-exempt as a social welfare organization described in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501(c)(4), an organization must not be organized for profit and must be operated exclusively to promote social welfare.

    • Consult with your accountant about tax deduction questions.

Contributions to civic leagues or other section 501(c)(4) organizations generally are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

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Just some photos from Ocean Park.

Photo Credit: Kevin O’Hara
Photo Credit: Chris Giersch

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