Panelist: Angelia Williams Graves

Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves (pronounced Angela) 

Angelia Williams Graves has been elected to the Norfolk City Council since November 2, 2010 and  represents the residents of Superward 7. She served as the city’s Vice Mayor from 2013-2016. As a  member of council she currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee for the St.  Paul’s Quadrant revitalization project. Councilwoman Graves is a city representative for the National  League of Cities and is the 2nd Vice-President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC LEO). 

Angelia was born and raised in Norfolk, attended St. Mary’s Academy and is a graduate of Booker T.  Washington HS. She graduated from Tidewater Community College and from Old Dominion University  with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing. She also graduated from the University of  Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, and the Alpha School of Real Estate. Angelia is the  Principal Broker and Owner of Homes by Angelia Realty Company.

Angelia is a member of Grove Baptist Church, where she serves as a Trio Leader on the Altar Ministry,  and is a member of the Norfolk Democratic Committee. She is married to Tommy Graves, owner of  Graves Funeral Home and has two bonus sons. Her mission in life is: “To love, lead and inspire with  integrity and authenticity, to the glory of God!”

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