Councilmember Hope Love, Ward II, was appointed by the City Council on Monday, July 10, 2017 to fill the remaining term.
She is native of Washington, DC and moved in the City of Seat Pleasant, A Smart City of Excellent in 2002. She has developed a relationship with many of her neighbors; especially the senior citizens whom she affectionately refers to as the “rock” of the neighborhood.
Ms. Love learned early on the importance of work ethic and has mastered longevity in the workplace. She has over 45 years of experience, working for agencies such as the United States Postal Service, The Washington Post, and Amtrak. While at Amtrak, Hope works as a crew dispatcher. She believes her skills as communications personnel, responsible for transmitting pure and reliable messages, has prepared her to engage her residents in ways that have never been done before.
Ms. Love is an active member of the Way of the Cross Church, where she is the Director of the Gospel Chorus Choir, the Seat Pleasant Citizens for Public Safety Advisor Council, and has also served two terms as an elected board member of her union.
Councilmember Love chairs the Human Services, Health and Education Committee, a member of the Finance & Budget and Public Works and Transportation Committees.