Trustee Waylyn Hobbs, Jr.
Elected in March, 2019 as Village of Hempstead Trustee, Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. has been a resident for over 40 years. He is married to his lovely wife of 30 years Donna, a surgical RN at Saint Francis hospital and Lt. Commander US Naval reserve. He is the proud father of one son and two daughters. He works continuously and tirelessly on behalf of the entire community to foster social, educational, economic, and community development. Waylyn Hobbs,Jr. served previously as a Village Trustee. He was elected to office March, 2013. During that time he served has Deputy Mayor for two years and oversaw the police department, fire department, DPW, Parks and recreation committees.
Trustee Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. Motto " I, like you, want to see our Village become a better place for our families to live, work and play. Because of his commitment to the Village and its residents Trustee Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. Is a member of the Hempstead Fire Department where he serves as an officer with Truck Company One and EMT-CC with the Rescue squad. Acknowledged for his service to aiding others in his line of duty; Trustee Hobbs received the life-saving star award.
Trustee Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. brings a wealth of experience to his office and has distinguished himself as a vibrant, passionate Village official. He previously served as the Supervisor of Code Enforcement Department for the Inc. Village of Hempstead in 1990. Under his leadership and innovative approach, code enforcement was able to put an end to illegal dumping in the Village of Hempstead. Trustee Hobbs sat as a commissioner of the Hempstead Housing Authority. Where he was able to start the work to bring the Hempstead Housing Authority out of trouble status.
Trustee Hobbs has an extensive background in the field of investigation and is a member of the National Investigators Association. He also chaired the Issues Committee of TNHDC, which was formed to address the issues of the residents in the Village of Hempstead. In that role, Trustee Hobbs investigated residents’ concerns by connecting them to the appropriate departments and made sure their problems were resolved.
Trustee Hobbs, is the senior pastor of the Coney Island Cathedral for 25 years. Where he has been instrumental in helping to turn a once forgotten community around. Working hand and hand with elected officials and grass roots leaders to bring retail development to its area. Trustee Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. is the presiding Bishop of The Restoration Fellowship. As Presiding Prelate of Restoration Fellowship an International consortium of Ministries in New York, Baltimore, Louisiana, South Carolina and Nigeria. He has been the recipient of many leadership proclamation, community service, and religious awards. He received a Doctorate in theology from Martha's Vineyard Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He is a published author of the book New Mind, New You. Trustee Hobbs also serves as the Clergy liaison for the New York City Police Department, member of the National Search and Rescue Association, NAACP, Wounded Warriors Project and The New Hempstead Democratic Club.