Gathering with my brothers and sisters in Christ at the Hampton Roads Leadership Prayer Luncheon to celebrate the leadership talents God has given us and to talk community unity.
On September 28th, our honored guest and speaker will be Norfolk’s new mayor, Kenny Alexander (see bio below). We are asking all levels of leadership within our city to come together under one roof at this important time to grow our unity and strengthen the relational fabric that knits our diverse community together. We want you to join us! As you know, a strong community is one that makes the effort to forge connections. We’re intentionally gathering leaders from government, military, all educational institutions (including selected student leaders), businesses, civic leagues, non-profits, and faith-based groups.
Kenny Alexander assumed office as mayor of Norfolk on July 1, 2016. For the past four years he has represented Norfolk and Chesapeake as the 5th District in the Virginia Senate. From 2002 – 2012, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 89th District in Norfolk. As an area business leader, Alexander has served the neighborhood and city in various public service roles: as President of the Beacon Light Civic League, vice-chair of Norfolk’s Planning Commission, and member of Norfolk’s Human Service Commission and Economic Development Authority. He helped found the Norfolk Chesapeake Portsmouth Community Development Federal Credit Union, a financial institution that provides access to low-cost financial services. Alexander holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in diplomacy from Norwich University, the oldest, private military college in the country. He is currently working on his doctorate in leadership and change through a hybrid program with Antioch University. Alexander and his wife, Donna Burnley Alexander, have two school-aged children, Kenneth II and David.
photo courtesy of Visit Norfolk