Legislation # 14-0057 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 1/8/2014
Title Resolution in Recognition of Cynthia Hudson
Legislation History 14-0057
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
1/8/2014 Adopted
1/8/2014 Received By Clerk's Office
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Legislation Text 14-0057


City of Hampton, Virginia


22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669



File Number: 14-0057


Enactment Number: -


Resolution in Recognition of Cynthia Hudson


WHEREAS, Cynthia Eppes Hudson was born to Margaret and Roger Eppes on February 24, 1959, in Crewe, Virginia, the youngest of six siblings: Carolyn, Roger, Thomas, Joann, Sharon, and Michael; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Hudson graduated from Nottoway High School in Nottoway County, Virginia; received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 1981; and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in May of 1987; and


WHEREAS, Cynthia Hudson was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1987 and, in August of that year, began her law career with McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe in Richmond, Virginia; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Hudson is the proud mother of Lauren Meredith Hudson, who was born on September 24, 1989, and who is currently pursuing a Masters degree in public relations at New York University; and


WHEREAS, in June of 1996, Cynthia Hudson joined the staff of the City of Hampton as a Deputy City Attorney, and in January of 2006, was appointed City Attorney; and


WHEREAS, during these years, her advice and wise counsel has been sought out by six Mayors and 21 different Council members; and she has served as the City Attorney under three City Managers: Jesse Wallace, James Oliver and Mary Bunting; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Hudson currently serves as the President of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. and has held various other leadership positions in that organization; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Hudson has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law and at the T.C. Williams School of Law; and


WHEREAS, in 2012, Cynthia Hudson was honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as one of the Influential Women of Virginia, an award given to individuals who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large; and


WHEREAS, Cynthia became a member of The Links, Incorporated in 2010, and has served as Parliamentarian and Co-Recording Secretary; and


WHEREAS, Ms. Hudson, is an active member of the Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service sorority, having served as Parliamentarian under four Presidents and on various committees; and


WHEREAS, Cynthia Hudson is a member of the Queen Street Baptist Church and has served her church by providing valuable guidance on human resource and personnel matters; and


WHEREAS, Cynthias commitment to the community has included service on the Boards of the Wilson Inn Residence for Women, Riverside Behavioral Health Center, Hampton YMCA, Transitions Family Violence Services, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Hampton Roads, as well as on the Board of Trustees of Thomas Nelson Community College.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, that Cynthia Eppes Hudson be, and hereby is, recognized and commended for her wisdom, commitment to impartiality and objectivity, in all of her services to the Council, the City of Hampton, and to its citizens.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council extends with pride and gratitude its most sincere congratulations and well wishes to Ms. Hudson on her appointment as the Chief Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of the January 8, 2014, meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, and that an appropriate copy be signed by the Mayor and attested by the Clerk, and presented to Cynthia Eppes Hudson.


Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on January 8, 2014.




Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

George E. Wallace, Mayor





Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council