Andria McClellan to hold Meet & Greet at Wards Corner

October 18, 2015

Andria McClellan is running for Norfolk City Council’s superward 6 seat.  On Tuesday, October 27 from 5:30 – 7:30pm she will hold a Meet & Greet at Guads.  Please attend and tell Andria what she can do for Wards Corner!

The full invitation is below:

Andria McClellan will have a Meet & Greet on October 27 at 5:30pm at Guads.  Andria is running for the superward 6 Norfolk City Council seat.

Andria McClellan will have a Meet & Greet on October 27 at 5:30pm at Guads. Andria is running for the superward 6 Norfolk City Council seat.

Earlier this month, I announced that I am running for Norfolk City Council’s Superward 6 seat.  My reason to run is quite simple – I love Norfolk. It is an amazing place to live, work and raise a family. I love our history, our diversity, our unique neighborhoods and our urban core. Mike and I chose to move our young family to Norfolk more than a decade ago, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.  But I am concerned that more families, individuals and companies aren’t making the choice to call Norfolk home.

On the City Council, I will work to enhance our parks, bike paths and walking trails; activate our waterways; and, support our great cultural offerings.  I want to return our Norfolk public schools to the nationally-recognized education system it once was, so that more families move to Norfolk – and not leave it — to raise their children.  I will work to ensure that Norfolk is the best city in Hampton Roads in which to do business by supporting local business and attracting new ones – bringing both jobs and economic prosperity to our community. I want to create regional and actionable strategies to better address our flooding, so we can enjoy living with the water instead of being threatened by it.

Ultimately, I want to help create a city in which my three sons will want to raise their own families someday. And I want to work with you, my fellow citizens, community leaders, and supporters, to make this a reality.

I’d like to invite members of the community to join me at a Meet & Greet event on Tuesday, October 27th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Guad’s on Granby.  [This is free and open to the public, and it is not a fundraiser.]

I will share my vision for Norfolk, and I want to hear what issues matter most to you, your families and your businesses.

You can learn more about me and my campaign on my website,  You can sign up under the “News & Events” section of the website or via our Facebook event page.

I hope to see you on October 27th!


Former Alexis Apartment site recommended for public hearing on rezoning

June 25, 2011

The now cleared site at 1227 W. Little Creek Road where the troubled Alexis Apartment once stood will be recommended to City Council at their Tuesday, June 28th meeting to advertise for a public hearing to rezone from R-14 (High Density Multiple-Family) district to C-2 (Corridor Commercial). The proposed use for the site will be additional parking for the Titustown Recreation Center.

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Partnership makes electing an advocate to Council their number one goal

June 27, 2008

Last night at the monthly meeting of the Greater Wards Corner Partnership, the membership made it clear their number one priority was to set in motion a plan to elect to City Council in 2010 an advocate for the Greater Wards Corner Partnership Area. Other goals agreed to be achieved in 2008-2009 were to assure that Depaul Hospital maintains an acceptable presence in its present location, the second phase of Norfolk’s Light Rail includes a rail station for Wards Corner, after-school children programs be expanded in our schools and religious institutions and the creation of a Community Development Corporation to work with the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority in applying for grants for the Denby Park, Monticello Village, Oakdale Farm Neighborhoods.

Winn wins Virginian-Pilot endorsement, Hester gets dissed

April 29, 2008

The Virginian-Pilot endorsed Councilman Barclay Winn for another 4 year term while refusing to endorse Councilwoman Daun Hester for some of the following reasons:

Hester was named vice-mayor by her colleagues and then ousted, has cast a series of dubious votes, and exhibited at least one troubling ethical lapse.

When she threw her support to her friend Alphonso Albert for a high-profile city job, her colleagues were unaware that he was once a violent felon before turning his life around. The result was an unnecessarily polarizing embarrassment for everyone, including Albert, who deserved better.

She lost the confidence of her colleagues on City Council, and her position as vice-mayor, after trying to scuttle the long-delayed plan for the direct election of mayor, something citizens had demanded for years.

Hester seems, even after so many years in office, insensitive to the obvious potential conflicts of representing a company trying to do business with the Norfolk Public Schools.

The Virginian-Pilot was not impressed by Hester’s opponent enough to throw him their support; therefore, they endorsed no one in Ward 7 for council.

Barclay Winn was endorsed by the Virginian-Pilot for these reasons:

Winn has been asking hard questions about why commercial assessments haven’t kept pace with soaring residential real estate values and what can be done about it. That disparity, over the past few years, has essentially shifted a heavier portion of the tax burden onto homeowners. In other words, where other politicians talk about taxes, Winn digs into the system and figures out how to make it more responsive.

If Wards Corner has not been transformed by the series of changes fostered by Winn and his allies, it has been changed in dozens of little ways over years, one storefront, one apartment complex, one piece of infrastructure at a time.

He has been a strenuous supporter of Norfolk’s downtown revitalization, although not a blind one, and has brought smart business sense to the council’s work. Winn has earned re-election.

It is very interesting that the editorial staff of the Pilot mentioned Wards Corner twice in its endorsement. Councilman Winn represents dozens of neighborhoods from Downtown to Ocean View. Maybe our work in the Partnership is paying off.

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