Sept. 30, 2013 - The City of Hampton announced today that Mayor Molly Joseph Ward has been appointed as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and will step down as mayor, effective Friday.
In her new role, Ward will lead White House engagement with mayors, county and municipal officials across the country.
Ward has served as mayor of Hampton for five years. Prior to being elected mayor, she served as the city treasurer. She is an attorney and of counsel with the law firm of McDermottWard, P.C. The Hampton City Council will appoint her interim replacement.