Chris Hilbert is the 3rd District Northside Representative for the Richmond City Council.
In November 2004, Chris was elected to a two-year term on Richmond City Council representing the 3rd District which covers the Northside neighborhoods of Battery Park, Bellevue, Edgehill, Gilpin Court, Ginter Park Terrace, Newtowne West, North Highland Park, Northern Barton Heights, Providence Park, Washington Park, Virginia Union University and portions of Rosedale, Southern Barton Heights and most of Ginter Park. In November, 2006, he was re-elected without opposition. Chris serves as the current Chair of Council’s Health, Human Services and Education Committee, and is a member of the Public Safety Committee. Chris acted as the Chair of Council’s Ad Hoc Committee to Investigate the Attempted Eviction of School Administration from City Hall. Currently, Chris serves as Vice President of City Council a position he has held since 2015.
During his time on City Council, Chris has concentrated his energies on fighting crime, protecting children and building communities. Within this context, he has insisted on fiscal accountability and being a good steward of the taxpayers’ money.
Further, Chris feels that it very important to be accessible to the citizens in his district. On the 4th Wednesday of every month, he holds a district meeting and invites city personnel and others to make presentations on matters of importance to the residents of the district and he directly addresses any questions that people may have. These meetings are open to the public and are held at 6:00pm at the Police Academy located at 1202 West Graham Rd., adjacent to the campus of Virginia Union University. His office at city hall receives and responds to an average of 180 calls per month and Chris attends the meetings of the active civic associations in the district and is available to meet with individuals and groups upon request.
In addition to his position on City Council, Chris has a full time job. He is a Senior Community Housing Officer with the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA), where his primary responsibilities are lending to developers of affordable apartments and addressing strategic initiatives on homelessness and revitalization. He also serves as the Authority’s liaison to non-profit housing organizations.
His past associations include Virginia Policy Academy to End Homelessness 2004-2006, 2005 Class of Leadership Metro Richmond, 2004 Sorensen Institute Candidate Training graduate, Board Member of Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, 1997 to 2001, Treasurer and Board Member of the Richmond Chapter of Virginians Against Handgun Violence, 2001, President of the Richmond Chapter of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association, 1997-1999.
A native of Tennessee, Chris received his BS in Finance and an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Before taking his current position at VHDA in 2002, he had an 18-year banking career. Chris and his wife, Sheila Mandt, a non-profit fundraising consultant, have lived in Ginter Park since 1995 and are members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Chris Hilbert for City Council
Post Office Box 26804
Richmond, VA 23261