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Meet Delegate Jackie Hope Glass

Delegate Jackie Hope Glass with her husband, son, and daughter.


Jackie Glass is a self-proclaimed Certified Doer from the Chicagoland area who served in the United States Navy for eleven years.  She moved to Virginia eight years ago and currently resides in heart of Norfolk, Ballentine Place. She holds a BS in Workforce Education Training and Development from Southern Illinois University. Jackie is a sneakerhead by marriage and loves to share her kicks via #AIMS (Activism In My Sole). Jackie, her husband, and two little citizens call Norfolk ‘our chosen hometown’.


Jackie served in the US Navy for eleven years separating as a Cryptologic Technician (Technical) First Class Petty Officer. She deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom.  She also served as a Navy Military Training Instructor (NMTI) and a Navy “A” school instructor providing technical training to new Sailors. She was selected as the Course and Curriculum Manager where she led a joint services effort with civilians and the National Security Agency (NSA) to improve learning experiences. She was also a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and trainer for nine years.

Delegate Jackie Hope Glass at a terminal about a US Navy ship
Delegate Jackie Hope Glass with a group of children at her home.


Currently, a social entrepreneur, Jackie consults with businesses, organizations, and governments to recognize and improve markets and policies influenced by racism, sexism, and classism. Jackie oversees the operations and creative direction of the Your Neighbor’s Hood- a podcast for uncomfortable culture conversation specifically about race, Mamas on the Block (MOB)- a civic action organization for mothering women, The Mayher- a podcast that normalizes women in local leadership, the way they live and legislate.

She is successfully leading the Norfolk 2045 and Just Dinner campaigns influencing a person-by-person change in cross-cultural relationships and affording people the opportunity to confront their bias. Jackie develops strategic methods for transforming parental leadership into an enabler of innovation for economic growth while promoting an in-home “civics first” mentality so that every citizen’s actions support a truly global city.


  • President of the Ballentine Place Civic League
  • NAACP Armed Forces and Veteran Affairs, Chair
  • Ambassador for the United State of Women (USOW) 
  • Young Investors Group, Education Director
  • Reading Enriches All Children (REACH), Board member
  • Volunteer for Norfolk Public School
  • VoteRunLead National Trainer
  • Norfolk Preservation Collective, Vice Chair
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD) National Speaker
  • Community Emergency Response Team member
  • Founded the Homework House
  • e-Learning and Instructional Designer
  • Brought the Crown Act to Virginia
  • Developed the Childcare Entrepreneurship Program for Norfolk
  • Created the ‘Can I get a witness program?’ for a safe vote during the pandemic
  • Taught personal development and entrepreneurship at Norfolk City Jail


Jackie is unabashedly working with everyday people in our city especially women and families. While some localities have flagged the impacts on women and families, these concerns are not yet shaping the decisions that our leaders are making knowing that COVID-19 is hitting women and families the hardest. She vows to change that.

Jackie is committed to creatively problem solve and be an accountable leader that can relate to the current struggles of the average Norfolk resident because we need solutions that match the size of our problems. She wants to build a relationship with you from a place of empathy and respect.  To truly make strides, Jackie needs to be able to manage our expectations. That can only happen if she knows yours.