Councilman Jimmy Gray

Time on Council

  • 1st Term: July 1, 2016 - Present
  • Term expires: June 30, 2018
  • Salary: $23,000


  • Wife Dana
  • 4 children
  • 2 grandchildren



  • Tidewater Community College, A.A.S.
  • Hampton University, B.S.
  • Troy University, Master of Public Administration

Other Political Offices

  • None

Professional/Military Experience 

  • Hampton Assistant City Manager (retired)
  • Hampton Fire Chief
  • Chesapeake Fire Division Chief
  • Cornell University EEO Studies Program
  • Weldon Cooper Institute (U.Va.) Leadership Institute
  • LEAD Hampton Roads
  • CIVIC Leadership Institute


  • Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men, Inc., president and CEO
  • 200+ Men Foundation, Inc., president
  • Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Consortium
  • Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
  • Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (alternate)
  • Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority (alternate)
  • Healing Place of Hampton Roads, board chair
  • Y.H. Thomas Community Center, board member
  • Downtown Hampton Child Development Center board member 
  • LEAD Hampton Roads, board member
  • Hampton Education Foundation, board member
  • Hampton Library Foundation, board member
  • Hampton-Newport News Community Services, board member
  • Hampton Roads Conference of Minority Public Administrators, past president
  • Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, past president
  • Urban Area Working Group, regional homeland security planning committee for the cities and counties in the Hampton Roads Planning District, past chair
  • Animal Control Advisory Committee (past)
  • Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities (past)
  • Hampton Neighborhood Commission (past)
  • Community Policy and Management Team (past)
Current Statement of Economic Interests form