ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Tina Vick

WHERE I COME FROM

Tina L. Vick was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia in the southeast community.  She was educated in the public school system and graduated from Homer L. Ferguson High School in 1980 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in 1984 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.  In 2001 she attended the Alpha College of Real Estate and became a licensed real estate agent.  Ms. Vick has one daughter, Teunsha and son, Terrance and grandsons Shamar, Brandon and Tyson. 

A THRIVING CAREER

Her professional experience includes Resource Specialists with the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP), Marketing Specialist for the Community Arts Program, Counselor at Peninsula Marine Institute and Director of the New Orleans Marine Institute.  She later became a real estate agent for John E. Wood Realty, Inc. and the Director of Peninsula Community Development Corporation.  She is the current owner and principal broker of Tina L. Vick Realty & Development, LLC.

 

Ms. Vick served as the Interim Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Community Action Program (HRCAP). She was formerly the Chairperson of the HRCAP Board. She is currently Chairperson for Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, VML Community & Economic Development Board and a member of the Peninsula Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board.  Ms. Vick was recently appointed as Chairperson to the Community Development Block Grant committee.   She also serves as a board member for a grassroots organization, Community Empowerment Network.  Ms. Vick is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

MISSION STATEMENT

Equality Meets Opportunity

Since being elected to office in July 2008, she has led the efforts to obtain two new housing complexes in the South District; the Noland Green Apartments, 60 adaptive reuse units for mixed income families, and also the Heritage Forest, 248 newly constructed apartments. In 2008, she pushed to form a committee to employ 150 youth in Newport News with the summer youth employment funding from President Obama.  She was tired of the future site of MLK Plaza sign in her district, and pushed council to build the plaza.  It was completed in 2010.  Also in 2010, Ms. Vick was the lead advocate for summer jobs for low income youth in her district.  Currently 500 youth ages 16-24 are employed through the Summer Training & Employment Program. She has truly worked to serve the citizens in her district.  

 

Ms. Vick has been professionally associated with organizations such as the Virginia Association of Housing Counselors and the Hampton Roads Housing Consortium.  Her honors include receiving the Outstanding Leadership and Dedication Award from the New Orleans Marine Institute, the Outstanding Staff Award from Peninsula Marine Institute and in 1980 recipient of the first Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority Scholarship. She has received the Norveleate Downing Gross Achievement Award, Suntrust Bank Leadership and Diversity Award 2011 and the Kappa Alpha Psi Citizen of the Year Award in 2009.  She recently received The Lawrence Brothers Community Service Award.  Ms. Vick is featured in publications such as “Virginia’s Resource Journal,” “Daily Press,” “MyTime Magazine for Women,” the “New Journal & Guide” and the “Hampton Roads Voice.” She recently became the founder of “Girls Camp” for teenage girls ages 13 to 18 in Newport News to assist young girls in low- income neighborhoods with decision making and teen pregnancy and drug prevention.  

 

The Honorable Councilwoman Vick was re-elected for another term in 2012 and 2016, and was voted by her colleagues to serve as the Vice Mayor of Newport News.   She is now the author of her new book, “Growing Up Vick” The Strength and Resilience of the Vick Family.