Jacqueline Chatmon has announced her candidacy for Northampton County’s District 1 Supervisor.
Jacqueline Chatmon, Jackie as most know her, grew up and attended school across the Bay in Newport News, Virginia. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta.
After Spelman, Jackie went on to earn a Masters of Business Administration from the prestigious Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoyed a fulfilling banking career that included executive responsibility at Citibank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
In 2006, Jackie returned to Virginia with every intention to begin a relaxed retirement here on the Eastern Shore. However, she quickly realized that there were many opportunities in Northampton County where she could make a difference. She began to volunteer her time and energy with a focus on the issues of economic development, excellence in education and importantly, affordable housing for everyone in Northampton County.
Over the last several years, Jackie has chaired the Northampton County Planning Commission and the Cape Charles Memorial Library Board. These leadership roles forced her to become acquainted with issues such as local job creation, public school quality and housing opportunities.
Jackie serves on the boards of the National Council of Agricultural Life and Labor (NCALL) and the Eastern Shore of Virginia Housing Alliance. The mission of these organizations is to facilitate affordable homes and thriving communities for all. Chapman is also Chief Election Officer in Northampton Country’s District 1.
While Jackie has had a successful and accomplished professional life, when asked about her achievements, she will tell you she is most proud of her family–her two children, Dr. Jennifer Chatmon and Mr. Peter Chatmon.
Ms. Chapman resides in Cape Charles.