Council Member Roger W. Fawcett was elected to the Suffolk City
Council on November 6, 2012, and was sworn in on January 2, 2013, as the
representative of the Sleepy Hole Borough. His term expires December 31, 2020.
He served in the United
States Navy from 1969-1973 and received an honorable discharge upon his
completion of his service. Council Member Fawcett then began his career
as a firefighter at the Norfolk Naval Station and Norfolk Naval
Shipyard, working his way through the ranks to become the Fire
Chief/Site Manager of Norfolk Naval Station. During the course of his
career, he served in various leadership positions and worked with many
professional organizations, including the Virginia Department of
Emergency Medical Services, and the Virginia Department of Occupational
Health and Safety.
He is currently affiliated with Elizabeth River Landscape Management,
Incorporated in Suffolk and employed by the Virginia State Police.
Council Member Fawcett is active in various community and civic
organizations. He is a member of the City's Land Use, Housing and
Transportation Committee, the Public Safety Committee and Virginia
Municipal League's Legislative Committee. He attends Western Branch
Community Church. He is a Past Member of the Driver Volunteer Fire
Department and was elected to the Board of Directors for Driver
Volunteer Fire Department.