Andria P. McClellan
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Andria P. McClellan was elected to City Council on May 3, 2016 to represent Superward 6.
Andria was raised in Hampton Roads and educated in Virginia Beach Public Schools, graduating in 1987 from Green Run High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Virginia, after which she began her career in sales and marketing, working for two Fortune 500 companies. Following that, Ms. McClellan graduated from the Wharton Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and then ran two small businesses before returning to Hampton Roads to focus on raising her growing family. She has resided with her family in Norfolk since 2002.
Ms. McClellan currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, where she serves on the Regional Broadband Ring Subcommittee and Chair of its Coastal Resilience Subcommittee. She is a member of the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (HRT) where she serves as the Chair of the Smart Cities & Innovation Committee. From 2018-2019, she co-chaired the Mayor’s Commission on Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation, creating the region’s first ever Climate Action Plan. She was recently appointed to the National League of Cities 2020 Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources federal advocacy committee. She also serves on the Virginia Municipal League Environmental Quality Policy Committee.
Additionally, she is a current board member of WHRO, CIVIC Leadership Institute, Elizabeth River Trail Foundation, 757 Angels, 757 Accelerate, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, the UVA Center for Politics, and the Democratic Business Alliance of South Hampton Roads, and serves as the co-chair of the search committee for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director international search. She was also tapped in 2016 to be a member of the NewDEAL Leaders, a national organization of pro-growth progressive state and local elected officials.
Prior to being elected to Council, Ms. McClellan served the city of Norfolk on the Norfolk Planning Commission, and prior to that, the Norfolk Commission on Arts & Humanities.
McClellan is a graduate of the CIVIC Leadership Institute Executive Program, Emerge Virginia, and the Sorensen Political Leaders Program.
Ms. McClellan has received gubernatorial appointments to serve on the Virginia Small Business Advisory Board (2003-2005), the Virginia Family & Children Trust Fund (2014-2015), and the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Local Government Advisory Committee (2015-present).
Previously, she served on the boards of the ACCESS College Foundation, Hampton Roads Technology Council, Nauticus Foundation, Samaritan House, Tidewater Venture Mentors, The Up Center, Virginia Coastal Coalition, The Williams School, OneVirginia2021 Regional Advisory Board, Norfolk Public School’s Open Campus Advisory Board, and the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Ms. McClellan has been recognized as an Outstanding Emerging Philanthropic Leader of Hampton Roads, Outstanding Woman in Business by Inside Business, as a Famous Former by the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, a YWCA Woman of Distinction, Bank of America “Local Hero” and in in 2003 was named among Inside Business’s Top 40 Under 40. Ms. McClellan was recently recognized as the 2020 Harvey L. Lindsay Jr. Changemaker award honoree by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads.
Ms. McClellan currently resides in Ghent with her three sons and husband, Mike. Ms. McClellan is a member of the Ghent Neighborhood League and Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Ms. McClellan is focused on a pro-growth, innovation platform which includes improving public schools; diversifying the economy in a city home to the largest Naval Base in the world; finding innovative solutions and funding to address sea-level rise and climate change mitigation; and, creating a more engaged, accessible and transparent city government.