Robert J. Soble

Commissioner at NRHA/NRO Humanitarian Award

Location:
555 E. Main St., Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Company:
NRHA/NRO Humanitarian Award
HQ Phone:
(757) 623-1111
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Last Updated 6/25/2015

General Information

Employment History

Senior Vice President  - Virginia Zoological Society

Affiliations

Board of Managers Member  - Hampton Roads Ventures LLC

Board Member  - Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads

Board Member  - Virginia Symphony

Board Member  - Arthritis Foundation

Founder  - Oswego Harborfest

Committees  - OpSail Inc

Board Member  - City's Economic Development Authority

Web References  

News Releases | Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA)

Puryear fills a vacancy left by the death of Robert Soble, whose term was set to expire April 14, 2016.
NRHA Statement on Passing of Commissioner Robert Soble Norfolk, VA (January 7, 2016) - The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) released the following statement on the unexpected passing of Robert Soble, a dedicated Commissioner on the NRHA Board. Funeral arrangements are currently pending. Read More

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HRVBOARD OF MANAGERS

Robert J. Soble
Robert J. Soble was appointed by City Council in April, 2004 to serve as NRHA's newest Commissioner. Mr. Soble is President and Owner of Pottery Art Studio. Mr. Soble has served on dozens of local boards and committees. He was formerly Vice Chairman of Norfolk's Industrial Development Authority. Mr. Soble helped to establish Harborfest, Festevents, and Virginia Stage Company. Mr. Soble was Senior Vice President of the Virginia Zoological Society; he chaired the Fan Fair of Virginia orchestra group. He serves as advisor to Festevents, was Chairman of Zoo-to-Do and served on the 10th Anniversary of Scope Commission. Mr. Soble has also been a board member of the City's Economic Development Authority, Virginia Symphony, Arthritis Foundation and Cultural Alliance of Hampton Roads. In addition to the serving on numerous boards, Mr. Soble has also worked on committees for OpSail 2000, Holidays in the City, Virginia Opera Ball, Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters and many other organizations. Mr. Soble sees the potential of the City and feels 'there's a lot of really important work to do in Norfolk'. He says "now that downtown has been reinvented, we, at NRHA, can help bring that same level of revitalization to the neighborhoods."

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NRHA Statement on Passing of Commissioner Robert Soble | Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA)

NRHA Statement on Passing of Commissioner Robert Soble
Norfolk, VA (January 7, 2016) - The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) released the following statement on the unexpected passing of Robert Soble, a dedicated Commissioner on the NRHA Board. Funeral arrangements are currently pending. Mr. Soble was President and Owner of Pottery Art Studio and was appointed to the NRHA Board of Commissioners by City Council in April 2004. Mr. Soble has served on dozens of other local boards and committees. He was formerly Vice Chairman of Norfolk's Industrial Development Authority. Mr. Soble helped to establish Harborfest, Festevents and Virginia Stage Company. Mr. Soble was Senior Vice President of the Virginia Zoological Society; where he chaired the Fan Fair of Virginia orchestra group. He served as advisor to Festevents, was Chairman of Zoo-to-Do and served on the 10th Anniversary of Scope Commission. Mr. Soble has also been a board member of the City's Economic Development Authority, Virginia Symphony, Arthritis Foundation and Cultural Alliance of Hampton Roads. In addition to the serving on numerous boards, Mr. Soble has also worked on committees for OpSail 2000, Holidays in the City, Virginia Opera Ball, Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters and many other organizations. As an NRHA Commissioner, Mr. Soble engaged on many NRHA projects including Broad Creek and East Beach, the two largest redevelopment projects in Norfolk's history, as well as Old Dominion University (ODU) Village and many other redevelopment projects in neighborhoods citywide. "Robert Soble has served NRHA well for almost 12 years and will be greatly missed.

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