Hopewell is an independent city surrounded by Prince George County and the Appomattox River in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The City of Hopewell is divided into seven wards, each having an elected representative on City Council. Councilors' are elected in November and their terms run from January 1 to December 31 four years later. Elections are staggered with Wards 4, 5 and 6 held the same time period and Wards 1, 2, 3 and 7 held at the same time period.
Election of Mayor & Vice Mayor
On the first Tuesday in January following an election, City Council holds a reorganization meeting where it votes and appoints a new Mayor and Vice Mayor. Each official serves a two-year term until the next Council election, when another reorganization meeting is held. At that meeting, City Council sets a meeting calendar for the entire year. Special Meetings and Work Sessions may be added when issues arise to conduct City business.
Employees of Council
City Council appoints three direct employees of Council, which include the City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney. All three appointees who together administer the operations of the City of Hopewell. In addition, City Council appoints volunteers to serve on City boards, commissions and/or authorities.
Agendas & Minutes
Access easily searchable meeting agendas and minutes for various boards, commissions, and committees.
Boards, Commissions, & Authorities
Learn about the boards, commissions, and authorities that assist in everyday life in Hopewell.
Budget & Audit Reports
View current and past annual budget and audit reports.
The City of Hopewell is divided into seven wards, each having a representative on City Council.
Constitutional Officers are positions created by the Constitution of Virginia and the duties for each office are prescribed in The Code of Virginia. They perform governmental duties at the local level and the local governing body must fund a portion of each budget.
Customer Service Philosophy
The City of Hopewell recognizes that customer service is an ever-changing process that is a critical part of the success of any organization, especially local government.
Get information regarding the departments dedicated to keeping the community moving.
Elections & Voting
Find information about local and state elections as well as information about voting - such as registration and polling places.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
As a Virginia citizen, you have the right to certain public records. The City of Hopewell performs public business in an open and public manner as required by Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Laws & Ordinances
Hopewell's Municipal Code constitutes a complete re-codification of the ordinances of the City of Hopewell, Virginia, of a general and permanent nature.
Organizational Chart (PDF)
View a copy of the City's Organizational Chart.
Find contact information for various agencies outside of Hopewell's government.
Security Policy (City Hall)
City of Hopewell Security Policy for City Hall