City Council

Hopewell City Council

Hopewell City Council

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The City of Hopewell is divided into seven wards, each having a representative on City Council. Each City Councilor serves a four-year term. Elections are held in  November for each ward every four years. Councilors’ terms run from January 1st of their election year to December 31st four years later. On the first Tuesday in January following an election, City Council holds a reorganization meeting where it votes and appoints a new Mayor and Vice Mayor. Each official serves a two-year term until the next Council election, when another reorganization meeting is held.

 

Structure of our local government

The City of Hopewell operates under a Council-Manager form of government. This form of government is also known as the “Small Mayor form of government.”
Council-Manager government combines the strong political leadership of elected officials with the strong managerial experience of an appointed manager or administrator. All power and authority to set policy rests with an elected governing body, which includes a mayor or chairperson and members of the council, commission, or board. The governing body in turn hires a nonpartisan manager who has very broad authority to run the organization.

Subsequent to this form of government, the City of Hopewell is divided into seven wards, each having a representative on City Council. Each City Councilor serves a four-year term. Elections are held in November for each ward every four years. Councilors’ terms run from January 1st of their election year to December 31st four years later. On the first Tuesday in January following an election, City Council holds a reorganization meeting where it votes and appoints a new Mayor and Vice Mayor. Each official serves a two-year term until the next Council election, when another reorganization meeting is held. The Council- Appointed Mayor and Vice Mayor shall preside at meetings of the council, and perform such other duties consistent with his office as may be imposed by the council. All members of City Council, to include the Mayor and Vice Mayor shall be entitled to a vote, but shall possess no veto power.

 

City Council Members

 

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City Council Meetings

City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30PM in the City Council Chambers on the City Council floor of the Municipal Building, 300 North Main Street. If you wish to speak or place an item on the agenda, you need to prepare the item in writing and deliver it to the City Clerk’s Office, Municipal Building room 217, by the Monday prior to the upcoming Tuesday meeting. Council meetings are easily accessible by disabled visitors. The Municipal Building’s entrance is located in the rear center of the building, just to the right of the Police Department entrance. Handicapped parking spaces and a wheelchair ramp are provided at this entrance. Once inside, visitors may ride the elevator to the Council floor.

 

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If you would like to contact your City Councilor but do not know which ward you live in, call the City Clerk’s Office at (804) 541-2408, or e-mail rarrington@hopewellva.gov.  Provide your street address and the City will respond with your ward number, and provide you with information on how to contact your City Councilor.

 

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