Councilwoman Sharon P. ScottNorth District 1, Seat B | Term Expires June 30, 2018
Councilwoman Scott can be contacted by emailing City Council, calling 757-926-8618 or by mailing the address below.City Council
City of Newport News
2400 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
The Honorable Sharon P. Scott, MPA, was re-elected on May 6, 2014, to serve her third term as one of two council members who represent the North District of the City of Newport News. Serving on the City Council since 2002, she is President of a small, minority-owned business, SPS Professionals, Inc., where she is a writer, book producer and business consultant.
Education & Business
Scott has a Master of Public Administration from University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Arts in English from Christopher Newport University, and an Associate in Science from Paul D. Camp Community College.
For the good of the city, she has pledged to work with colleagues, business leaders, and citizens to make Newport News One City. Each campaign platform highlighted the need for change and proactive leadership. She has implemented initiatives that brought about change in her district. She also encouraged citizen participation, which created a model of transparency and open government across the entire city.
Councilwoman Scott hosted Town Hall Meetings on the fourth Monday, nine months of the year, since June 2002. The meetings provide constituents an opportunity to meet, address concerns, and receive updates on items of interest. Guests and department heads attend meetings to explain projects, answer questions, and provide updates on city-wide initiatives.
In addition to being an elected official and businesswoman, Scott serves on several boards and commissions, whose goal is to improve the quality of life for the Locality, Region and State. Local and Regional Boards include Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Sister Cites of Newport News, Inc., Newport News/Williamsburg Airport Commission, Hampton Roads Transit Commission and Hampton Roads Regional Jail. She also serves on the Community Economic Development Policy Committee for the National League of Cities (NLC), which proposes resolutions that pertain to citizens across the United States. Scott is presently a member of Virginia Municipal League’s (VML): General Laws and Nominating Committee. Scott was appointed by Governors Mark Warner and Tim Kaine to serve on the Design Build Review Management Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The appointment expired June 2010.
Awards & Recognitions
Since 2002, Councilwoman Scott’s Awards and Recognitions include: American Legion Post 368 Annual Leadership Award, Daily Press Open Door Award, Christopher Newport University Distinguished Alumni, Fort Eustis 93D Signal Brigade Lighting Warriors Certificate of Appreciation, NAACP Living Legend Award, YWCA Women of Distinction, Denbigh Military Retirees Club Distinguished Community Service, National Association Of Negro Business and Professional Women Community Service, Hampton/Newport News Continental Societies' Community Service, COMPA's Distinguished Public Service, Human Rights Commission Community Service, and various other acknowledgments and accolades.
Family & Personal Life
Her passion includes serving others, traveling, reading, writing and exercising. She is an active member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. She has one son (Darian) and three beautiful granddaughters.