Councilmember Hope Love, Ward II, was appointed by the City Council on Monday, July 10, 2017 to fill the remaining term, and re-elected on September 14, 2020.
She is a native of Washington, DC, and moved to the City of Seat Pleasant, A Smart City of Excellence, in 2002. She has developed a relationship with many of her neighbors, especially the senior citizens, whom she affectionately refers to as the "rock" of the neighborhood.
Ms. Love learned early on the importance of work ethic and has mastered longevity in the workplace. She has over 45 years of experience, working for agencies such as the United States Postal Service, The Washington Post, and Amtrak. While at Amtrak, Hope works as a crew dispatcher. She believes her skills as communications personnel, responsible for transmitting pure and reliable messages, has prepared her to engage her residents in ways that have never been done before.
Ms. Love is an active member of the Way of the Cross Church, where she is the Former Director of the Gospel Chorus Choir, and Second Vice President of the Women's Council. Ms. Love is a former member of the Seat Pleasant Citizens for Public Safety Advisor Council and has also served 2 terms as an elected board member of her union, as the Transportation Communication Union Number 570.
Councilmember Love is the former chair of the Governmental Affairs and Technology Committee. She is now the chair of the Environmental Justice Committee, a member of the Human Services, Health and Education Committee, and the Governmental Affairs and Technology Committee.