Councilor Luman-Bailey, Ward 1
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300 North Main Street
Hopewell, VA 23860
Office phone: 804-541-2250
Councilor Christina J. Luman-Bailey, serving Ward 1, was elected as Councilor in May 2006. Ward 1 incorporates much of City Point and other historic parts of the City. She is a former Mayor and Vice Mayor.
Councilor Luman-Bailey was born in Washington, D.C. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of William & Mary (where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa) and, her Masters Degree and her doctoral course work at the University of Virginia. She received her certification in Civilization Studies from the Sorbonne in Paris.
Councilor Luman-Bailey has been an instructor/professor at the University of Virginia, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Richard Bland College; and Director of Classes and President of L’Alliance Française.
In addition to her responsibilities on City Council, Councilor Luman-Bailey serves on the Executive Committee of the Virginia Municipal League where she also Chairs the Statewide Go Green Committee. She is Treasurer of the Crater Planning District Commission, serves on the board of the Virginia Gateway Region – Economic Development, Chairs the Hopewell Water Renewal Commission, serves on the Hopewell City Council Finance Committee and is Secretary and Founder of the Hopewell Downtown Partnership.
Councilor Luman-Bailey has supported many initiatives over the years. She chaired the 400th City Point Celebration, co-chaired Hopewell’s 100th Anniversary celebration, spearheaded curb-side recycling for the City, led and supported the restoration of the Beacon Theatre, supported the Boat House restaurant, the nitrogen reduction initiative at the Water Renewal plant, promoted new industry in Hopewell including Ashland and Green Plains, helped gain support for the East Broadway bridge, supported revitalization and development including the Butterworth Lofts, the Hopewell Lofts (Mallonee School), and more. She has always been an avid supporter of police and fire departments as well as the animal shelter expansion and refurbishing.
Ms. Luman-Bailey has four children whom she raised in Hopewell. They reside in the City Point area.