Following interviews of three candidates, the Norfolk City Council today appointed Alveta V. Green to fill the Ward 3 city council seat vacated by Anthony Burfoot on December 31. Burfoot was elected City Treasurer in the November general election.
Ms. Green previously served as the interim councilmember for Superward 7 in 2010. She is a former member of the Norfolk School Board where she served for seven years. Ms. Green retired from teaching after 34 years with Norfolk Public Schools, and has been active for many years in the civic affairs of the city.
Mamie is a graduate of Norfolk State University and was a teacher for 14 years and an Instructional Specialist for 6 years with Norfolk Public Schools. Mamie’s outstanding work ethics and community service has been rewarded with a finalist nomination for a Norfolk Public Schools Inspiration Award, selected as Teacher of the year for Richard Bowling Elementary and Mary Calcott, along with becoming the winner of the Charming Shoppes 100 Women who Make a Difference. In 2010 and 2012 Mamie was bestowed the News Channel 3 “Taking Action, Getting Results” Community Award.
Mamie’s Kickoff Party will be on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 4 -6:00 pm at the Norfolk OMEGA HOUSE, 937 Norfolk Square 23502.
Billy Cook has announced his intention of taking on Paul Riddick in Ward 4. Here is his statement:
Norfolk, VA – Former Norfolk School Board Member and 32 year Army Veteran Billy Cook formally announces his intent to seek the Ward 4 Norfolk City Council seat currently held by 22 year incumbent Paul Riddick.
“After much reflection and discussions with family, friends, and community leaders, I have decided to enter the race for Norfolk’s Ward 4 seat in order to provide new vibrant leadership, vision and direction for Norfolk and all of its communities.”
Raised in Norfolk, VA in Diggs Park and Chesterfield Heights, Billy joined the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer in 1980 and has served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Africa, Iraq and during Hurricane Katrina relief operations.
A longtime community leader, Billy has served as a youth pastor, youth in-home counselor, domestic violence group facilitator, fatherhood group counselor, correctional facility counselor, former Norfolk Library Board member, and former Norfolk School Board member.
Billy stated that “As a member of city council, I will bring an independent, vibrant representative voice and leadership to Ward 4. I will address issues to improve the lives of people, improve the condition of our neighborhoods and advocate for the continuance of those things that have made Ward 4 such a great place to live.”