Democrat Heather Hill is a candidate for Charlottesville City Council. Two of the five seats on council will be determined in the November 7 general election. Other candidates in this race include John Hall (I), Kenneth Jackson (I), Amy Laufer (D), Paul Long (I), and Nikyuah Walker (I).
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 10 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important quality of life issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews.
Bio: I am a wife, mother, neighborhood leader, systems engineer, and business person. In each of these roles, I must listen carefully and take action based on what I hear. I want to combine this approach with my skills, energy, passion, and commitment to create an environment where everyone can thrive. Since my campaign launched, I have walked every City street, listening to community concerns and priorities. This has inspired and energized me. Our City needs strong and responsible leaders committed to listening, finding answers, and working collaboratively to address community priorities. I am ready to do that. Please join me.
Education: B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech; MBA, University of Virginia Darden School of Business Administration
Occupation: Independent Consultant, Self Employed
Previous political experience: President, North Downtown Residents Association (elected by membership, selected as officer by Board)
Belmont Bridge Steering Committee (appointed member)
Age on Election Day: 40
Neighborhood or area of residence: North Downtown
Hometown: Watertown, NY
Family: My husband Jon and I are raising our three children here in Charlottesville. Aubrey (age 7 and 2nd grader at Burnley Moran Elementary), Warren (age 5), and Caroline (age 2).
Other interests and experiences: I apply a systems view to complex problems and am action-oriented in solving them. My former employers include IBM and General Mills in capacities of engineering, process development, and brand management.
Engaging in our community energizes me. Beyond being a neighborhood leader, I’m active in my children’s schools, served as Marketing Chair for Charlottesville Design House benefiting SHE, and last year on Charlottesville Tomorrow’s board.
I have also trained for and completed two half-ironman triathlons.
Telephone: (434) 260-0055