Councilwoman Hope L. Harper

Time on Council

  • 1st Term: Jan. 1, 2023
  • Term expires: Dec. 31, 2024
  • Salary: $23,000


  • Kecoughtan High School, 1991
  • Virginia State University, B.S. 1996     

Other Political Offices

  • None held, but has been campaign manager for several elected leaders

Professional/Military Experience     

  • Northrop Grumman Corp., 1998-present, starting as a system analyst and now a property support control specialist.
  • One of 14 co-authors of “The Lioness Leads:  Stories of Triumph Over Fear,” a collection of stories honoring women in leadership
  • Hampton Diversity College Graduate (sessions 1 and 2)
  • Hampton City Council & City Manager’s office; Summer Job

Membership/Affiliations (current and past)

  • Board of Directors
    • Hampton Roads Community Action Program
    • Y.H. Thomas Community Center (vice president)
  • Member of
    • Virginia Municipal League - Finance Committee
    • Hampton Planning Commission
    • Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority  (liaison)
    • Hampton Arts Commission (alternate)
    • Old Wythe neighborhood association
    • Aberdeen Gardens neighborhood association
    • Buckroe neighborhood association
    • Bethel Temple Church
    • Do Gooders of Hampton Roads
    • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
    • Chums, Inc. 
    • Citizens Police Advisory Group (past)

Statement of Economic Interests