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The Honorable Kenneth I. Wright
Mayor

Mayor Kenneth Wright

President/CEO:
Wright's Engineering
702 Fifth Street
Portsmouth, VA. 23704
Celebrating 13th Anniversary
(2000 – 2013)

EDUCATION

  • Woodrow Wilson High - 1981
  • Newport News Apprentice School - 1986
    · Marine Designer
  • Thomas Nelson Community College - 1988
    · Mechanical Engineering
  • Old Dominion University - 1991
    · Mechanical Engineering Technology

 

MAYORAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

  • Southside & Hampton Roads Mayors and Chairs
  • Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance - Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) – Executive Committee and Chair, Oversight & Operations Committee- Past Chair
  • Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance (HRMFFA) – Past Chair
  • Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) – Executive Committee
  • Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) – Chair

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Member – Omega Psi Phi (Keeper of Finance – 8 years)
  • PASS Partner – Hodges Manor Elementary
  • Past Member – Portsmouth Partnership
  • Past President – Portsmouth Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Past President – Norfolk State University School of Technology Advisory Board
  • Past President – The Eureka Club of Portsmouth
  • Past President – Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Chapter 217)
  • Past President – Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Old Dominion University)
  • Past Member - Finance Committee – City of Portsmouth
  • Past Member - Supplemental Retirement Board – City of Portsmouth
  • Past Member – Portsmouth Partnership
  • Past Chairman - Portsmouth Schools Foundation
  • Past Chairman - STARBASE VICTORY – Portsmouth Public Schools
  • Past Treasurer – Sigma Phi Pi (Boule`)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – Man of the Year – 2001
  • Portsmouth Pan-Hellenic Council – Service Award - 2002
  • Hodges Manor Elementary School–Outstanding and Dedicated Service - 2003
  • Recognized by Gov. Mark Warner- PASS Partnership Portsmouth Schools - 2004
  • Portsmouth Public Schools – Volunteer Service Award – 2004
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – Citizen of the Year - 2004
  • Children’s Harbor Places and Program for Children, Inc.– Safe Harbor Award– 2005
  • Portsmouth Public Schools – Distinguished School Partnership Award - 2005
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – Citizen of the Year – 2006
  • Portsmouth Drug Treatment Program – Appreciation for Continued Support –2006
  • Eureka Club – Service Award – 2006
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity – Contribution to Portsmouth Public Schools – 2006
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – Service Award – 2007
  • Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Virginia – Special Thanks Certificate - 2007
  • STARBASE VICTORY – Certificate of Appreciation – 2008
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Award of Excellence – 2009

PERSONAL/FAMILY

Thomasina Russell Wright (Wife- Married 26 years)
Ashleigh N. Wright (Daughter 16 years old)
Brianna L. Wright (Daughter 11 years old)
Christina M. Wright (Daughter 9 years old)
Danielle F. Wright (Daughter 9 years old)

 

CHURCH AFFILIATION
New Bethel Baptist Church

New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church

 

SPECIAL NOTE

Born and raised: 2000 County Street, Portsmouth, VA

First “Paper Boy” for London Oaks Apartments – 1975

 

CHILDHOOD IDOLS

William Wright, Sr. (Father)

Rev. Dr. A. R. Walker (Pastor, Morning Star Baptist Church)

Deacon Charlie Williams (Sunday School Supt.)

Deacon Joe Rodgers (Chairman of Deacon Board )

 

MENTORS

LaDaniel Gatling (High School Principal)

Dr. Hugo Owens (Community Leader)

 

 

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