Molly Joseph Ward Appointed to HRSD Commission


Michael E. Glenn and Willie Levenston also receive Commission reappointments


VIRGINIA BEACH - Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has appointed Molly Joseph Ward, of Hampton to serve on the HRSD Commission.

Ward currently serves as Treasurer for the City of Hampton, a position she previously served in from 2002 to 2008. She has also served as a member of Governor Terry McAuliffe's cabinet as Secretary of Natural Resources, in the Obama Administration as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, and as the Mayor of the City of Hampton.

Ward has served on numerous boards and commissions including the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Chesapeake Bay Program Principal's Staff Committee, and the Chesapeake Bay Commission. Ward was also recently appointed to the boards of the Chesapeake Conservancy, the Virginia Living Museum and the Virginia Science Museum. Ward is a graduate of the University of Virginia and William and Mary Law School, and remains an active member of the Virginia State Bar.

Current Commission members Michael E. Glenn of Norfolk and Willie Levenston were also reappointed to serve on the eight-member Commission. This is the third reappointment for Mr. Glenn and the second term reappointment for Mr. Levenston.

The HRSD Commission sets policy, provides direction and approves the HRSD budget. Commission members reside in the localities comprising HRSD's service area and serve four-year terms.

About HRSD: HRSD is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia created by public referendum in 1940 and currently serves 18 cities and counties in southeast Virginia, an area with a population of 1.7 million.

HRSD Vision: Future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean.


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