Councilman Jimmy Gray

Jimmy Gray was elected to a 2-year term on the Hampton City Council. He retired from the City of Hampton in 2014, serving as Assistant City Manager with direct oversight of Public Safety and Human Services departments. Prior to that he served as the City’s Fire Chief for six years. He has 36 years of local government experience.

In his current position on the Hampton City Council, Jimmy represents the City on various local and regional boards and commissions, including the Peninsula Workforce Development Consortium, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and the Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Jimmy earned an A.A.S. Degree from Tidewater Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy University. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s EEO Studies Program and has attended leadership development programs at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland, the Weldon Cooper Institute at the University of Virginia, LEAD Hampton Roads and The Civic Leadership Institute.

Jimmy values community service and gives his time freely to serve on the boards of various non-profits. His leadership roles include President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Committee of 200+ Men, Inc., President of the 200+ Men Foundation, Inc. and Chairman of the Board for the Healing Place of Hampton Roads. Additionally, he serves on the Boards of Y.H. Thomas Community Center, LEAD Hampton Roads, Hampton Education Foundation, Hampton Library Foundation and the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board.