January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018
2401 Courthouse Drive
City Hall, Building #1
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Councilmember Wood was first elected to City Council in 2002 and is now serving his fourth consecutive term serving his fourth consecutive term. A 1981 graduate of Princess Anne High School, he earned a bachelor of science degree with special attainments in commerce from Washington and Lee University in 1985 and is currently pursuing a master's degree in history. After college, he served his community as a Virginia Beach police officer and was assigned to various specialty units, including DUI enforcement and a precinct-level anticrime team. He owns and manages firms engaged in commercial and general contracting and residential and commercial property management.
He is a commission and past chairman of the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads and was appointed by the Senate of Virginia to the Joint Subcommittee to Address Recurrent Flooding. He is City Council liaison to the Audit Committee, Hampton Roads Transit, the Volunteer Council, the Town Center project, Sister Cities, the Technology Committee and the Bayfront Advisory Committee. He is past president of the Rotary Club of Cape Henry and past Assistant Governor for the Virginia Beach area, and has served in leadership roles on the boards of many volunteer and nonprofit organizations.
Jim and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Kings Grant area and have a son who is an attorney, a daughter who is an advertising executive, and a grandson.