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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