City Manager


City Manager, Mark Haley

City Manager, Mark Haley

Mark Haley has been the Director of the Hopewell Water Renewal Commission in Hopewell, Virginia for over  34 years and was appointed by the Hopewell City Council to serve as City Manager effective November 12, 2013.

Prior to his employment in Hopewell he worked for a consulting engineering firm in New Jersey and Puerto Rico. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Management. Mark has also attended the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia.  He holds a Class 1 Virginia Wastewater Operators license. Mark is also the past President and current Board member of VAMWA (Virginia Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies) as well as a former Board member and past Chairman of the DPOR -Virginia Water and Wastewater Operators Board.  He also serves on the Virginia Nutrient Credit Exchange Association Board and was the first president of this organization.

Mark lives in Hopewell with his wife Claire and they have two children, Patrick age 27 a graduate of East Carolina University and Lauren age 23 a graduate of Virginia Tech & VCU.

Mark A. Haley, City Manager
300 North Main Street, Room 218
Hopewell, Virginia 23860

Telephone: (804) 541-2243
Fax: (804) 541-2248



City of Hopewell Overview of Strategic Plan

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