Employee Council

What is the Employee Council?

The Hampton City Employee Council is a group of city employees from each department made up of a diverse group, representing multiple levels within the organization.

What is the purpose of the Council?

The purpose of the Council is to provide a forum for employees to meet, explore issues of importance to the workforce and offer solutions to issues that affect the growth and development of the workforce. The ultimate goal of the Council is to build and maintain a dedicated and loyal workforce.

How can I submit an Issue to the Council?

Each department is required to have representation on the Council. Feel free to file your issue with your department's representative or any member of the Board. Not sure who your representative is? View a full listing (PDF) or send us an email.

Who is eligible to become a member?

Any City employee can be a member of the Employee Council. Membership is generally limited to at least two (representative and alternate) per department.

What are the expectations of Council members?

  • Members are expected to attend all meetings and share information with their departments.
  • Members are expected to respect others and conduct themselves in a professional manner.
  • Members are expected to be impartial and honest in their dealings with others.
  • Members are expected to participate in Standing or Ad Hoc committees providing updated reports when necessary.
  • Members are expected to commit to the Council for no less than a two-year term.

How often does the council meet?

Currently, the Council meets bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Lawson Conference Room in City Hall.

What other opportunities are there to serve?

In addition to being a departmental representative to the Employee Council, various subcommittees are formed to carry on the work of the Council. These also meet bi-monthly on alternate months to the regular Council meetings. We are always looking for support here.