City Councilmember / Norfolk, VA
Andria McClellan is using her experience as an entrepreneur, civic leader and community activist, parent of three school-aged children, and former Planning Commissioner to make meaningful and progressive changes to the city of Norfolk, Virginia. Unseating a 16-year incumbent, McClellan has served as a member of Norfolk City Council representing Superward 6 since 2016. Throughout her tenure on the council, she has served her 125,000 constituents by focusing on a pro-growth, innovative platform that includes improving broadband access, diversifying the economy around the largest naval base in the world, finding solutions and funding to address sea level rise and climate mitigation, and creating a more engaged, accessible, and transparent city government.
McClellan also serves as the Vice Chair of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, the Regional Broadband Ring Subcommittee, and chairs the HRPDC Coastal Resilience Subcommittee. She is also a board member of Hampton Roads Transit and chairs its Smart Cities and Innovation committee. From 2018-2019, Andria co-chaired the Norfolk Mayor’s Commission on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation, creating the region’s first ever Climate Action Plan. She was also recently appointed to the National League of Cities 2020 Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources federal advocacy committee. McClellan serves as the national co-chair of the Climate Working Group for The NewDEAL, along with Wisconsin Lt. Governor, Mandela Barnes. She also served as the Vice Chair for Finance for the Democratic Party of Virginia from 2014-2015 and is a founding board member of the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads.
Andria McClellan’s Ideas
Problem Following the Women’s March in DC in February 2017, many had come home with a strong desire to “do something” to make a difference — beyond a march or protest — but weren’t sure how. They wanted to connect with their elected officials; to learn how to run for […]
Smart Government | Andria McClellan | City Councilmember | Norfolk, VA
Problem Norfolk, a community with 144 miles of coast line, home to the largest naval base in the world and one of the busiest seaports in the country, is experiencing sea level rise, sinking land and more intense precipitation events, a combination which requires us to actively address flooding. […]
Climate Change | Andria McClellan | City Councilmember | Norfolk, VA