Board of Zoning Appeals


  • Meets as needed
  • City Council Conference Room
    300 N. Main Street
    Hopewell, VA 23860


  • Teyva Griffin – Staff Member
  • Ashley Eppes – Member
    Term expires October 31, 2025
  • Patricia Dostie – Member
    Term expires October 31, 2021
  • Minerva Jackson – Member
    Term expires October 31, 2021
  • Cassandra Vanderkeift – Member
    Term expires October 31, 2023
  • Jesse Spruill – Member
    Term expires October 31, 2024

Number of Members: No less than five nor more than seven members
Term of Service: Five-year terms


The Board of Zoning Appeals is a citizen board appointed by the circuit court upon recommendation of the governing body, to hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative officer in the administration or enforcement of Va. Code § 15.2-2309, or of any ordinance adopted pursuant thereto. The decision on such appeal shall be based on the board’s judgment of whether the administrative officer was correct. The board shall consider the purpose and intent of any applicable ordinances, laws and regulations in making its decision. Each member must have a demonstrated interest, competence, or knowledge in historic preservation. One (1) shall be a resident of the City Point Historic District, one (1) shall be an architect or an architectural historian meeting the Secretary of the Interior’s professional qualifications standards referred to in 36 CFR 61.

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