Intergovernmental & Public Affairs

Herbert Bragg Director of Intergovernmental & Public Affairs

Herbert Bragg
Director of Intergovernmental & Public Affairs

Herbert Bragg
Director of Intergovernmental & Public Affairs

300 North Main Street
Hopewell, VA 23860
(804) 541-2270


The Intergovernmental and Public Affairs Director is responsible for a wide variety of important governmental services to citizens, City Council, City administration, and the public at-large.  This office is responsible for and manages the following:

  • Serves as the media spokesperson for the City of Hopewell.
  • Performs research for the City Manager, City Council, and other City departments as required.
  • Assists the City Manager’s Office in maintaining the City Manager Citizen & Councilors Solution Comment System.
  • Serves as a member of the City Manager’s Executive Management Team.
  • Writes speeches for Mayor, Vice Mayor, and other elected officials and employees.
  • Serves as the City’s representative for all communication with the media and associated outlets. Writes press releases and develops press packets for media personnel.
  • Assist in promoting and marketing the City’s programs and initiatives.
  • Serves as ambassador for all VIP’s to include elected officials and foreign dignitaries.
  • Writes articles in local and national publications on behalf of the City of Hopewell.
  • Manage, coordinate and edit documents for the City’s E-Currents newsletter; website, Facebook page and associated publications.
  • Serves as the government liaison on behalf of the City to the Hopewell Twinning Association.
  • Serves as the City’s military advisor and liaison to Fort Lee Military Installation.
  • Manage and develop the City’s legislative agenda and overall legislative program in concert with City Council, City Attorney, City Administration, partner agencies, and Council appointed boards and commissions.
  • Serves as a member of the City’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and first responder.
  • Manages the Special Event Application Program on behalf of the City Manager’s Office.
  • Serves as legislative liaison for the City of Hopewell on the Virginia First Cities Coalition. This body consists of fifteen independent cities within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Serves as a member of the City’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Executive Committee.
  • Formerly created and hosted the Bragg Around Town Radio Show on WHAP 1340 in Hopewell and WCLM Radio in Richmond.
  • Founder, creator and hosted The Bragg Television Show on Comcast Channel 3.
  • Serves as Chairman of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Foundation, Inc.
  • Serves as Co-founder and Chairman of the City of Hopewell’s Black Heritage Committee.
  • Serves as a Board member of STORY a subordinate affiliate  of the Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority.

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In light of the weather forecast related to Tropical Storm Isaias, all City of Hopewell government offices and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, August 4th. Court is cancelled and the Hopewell Courthouse will be closed. Additionally, the Ampersand Pantry Project will not be distributing meals in the Courthouse parking lot.

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