It is an honor to support Heather for the City Council. When I am asked why I support Heather, I say as bold as I can that I support Heather because I truly believe she cares for the City of Charlottesville. Heather has knocked on doors in every neighborhood in the city. While sitting on couches and front porches, she is learning what makes this city special. My primary attraction to Heather is her support for Charlottesville City Schools. She truly comprehends the importance of public education in the future of Charlottesville. She will work with the School Board to take the schools and the city to the next level.
Heather is an energetic and undeterred advocate for the City of Charlottesville and will make an excellent City Councilor.
-- Juandiego R. Wade, Chair- Charlottesville School Board
I am fortunate to have met Heather Hill through our volunteer work with The Design House, a benefit for the Shelter for Help in Emergency, the Central Virginia service for victims and families affected by domestic violence. Heather and I served together as committee chairs for this large scale fundraising event. Heather was instrumental in growing this event during it's critical early years. She brought her unique combination of intelligence, insight, dedication and humor to this team project.
It is clear from working with Heather that she is both an engineer and manager in her approach - she sees the big picture while addressing the details. I enjoy working with her because she is both serious about the task at hand and seriously fun to be around. Heather will bring great energy and dedication to City Council!
-- Bill Downs
Heather Hill moving to our street was just about the best thing to happen to our neighborhood. From leading the North Downtown Residents Association, to opening up her home to neighbors for a gathering during the 2016 snow storm, to hosting the annual ice cream social for our street and so many other events that have brought people from all parts of the Charlottesville community together, Heather seems to do everything so effortlessly and effectively. I feel because of Heather we have become a really close-knit community with a willingness to work together for something larger.
-- Susan Riddle
The day I learned I'd be taking over the direction of our school under very extenuating circumstances, Heather emailed me that very night with her offer to volunteer support through the school's very significant transition in whatever way she could. Well, little did I know this was no ordinary help; she has been the Superwoman of support, the creme-de-la-creme as they say in our French department, the Google and Apple and Facebook and Twitter all rolled up into one.
Heather manages to be effective in all of her endeavors because she combines keen interpersonal skills with methodical, analytical, organized, detail-oriented thinking and a mind for understanding independent dynamic systems. And as incredibly skilled and conscientious and self-assured as she is, she somehow still accomplishes all of these things with kindness, humor, equanimity, warmth, and a sensitivity to both the people around her and the people who could be impacted by the work. As someone who has grown very fond of this City in a short time, and believes in its capacity for progress, goodness, and sustainability, it is a source of both reassuring comfort and excited optimism to imagine Heather Hill serving Charlottesville as a member of our City Council.
-- Eric Anderson
Heather has been a remarkable leader of the North Downtown Residents Association. Her devotion and commitment of time to keep the neighborhood informed and to work on its behalf to further their concerns is unparalleled. Part of what is refreshing about Heather is that in her role, through her words and her actions, she has always been committed to what is best for her constituents. She values efficient decision making and governance that take into account the needs of all dimensions of the community – the concerns of the people, and the issues of the physical city.
As a resident of several neighborhoods and communities, I have never met a leader who is more competent or caring about her community. Heather’s systems approach allows her to identify the large issues and forces, and then to drill down and execute on the steps that lead to solutions or resolution of ongoing controversy. Her actions have always exemplified her understanding of the need for initiative, ongoing communication, and multiple levels of advocacy to get a local issue resolved. Heather’s thorough and proactive approach to present challenges and future concerns would be welcome addition to our local government.
-- Jessica Thayer
The views and opinions expressed in testimonials are those of the named individuals alone and do not reflect any official position of or endorsement by any organization or association mentioned.