About Martha

I married Brian Hooker in 1983 and have lived in the Roanoke Valley since then.  We have a daughter, Lindsay, and son, Jake. Lindsay and Jake are now both married and have families of their own blessing us with four grandchildren, Josiah, Grace, Wesley and Eli.

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Work Experience

Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, 2016 - Present
Chair: 2018
Vice Chair: 2017, 2019


Chief Local Elected Officials Consortium - Chair

Social Services Advisory Board

Virginia's First Regional Industrial Facility Authority – Alternate

Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority - Alternate

Roanoke County Planning Commission, 1992 – 2015
Chairman:  1994, 1998, 2005, 2009, 2014 
Vice Chairman: 1993, 1997, 2003, 2008, 2013
Worked with Roanoke County Department of Community Development on land use issues and made recommendations to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. 

Marketing Coordinator/Business Teacher, 2002 – Present
Glenvar High School 
Work with students and businesses in the community in cooperative education.


Education Experience

Virginia Tech, 2002 - 2004
Blacksburg, VA
Continuing Education courses

Harding University, 1979 - 1983
Searcy, AR 
BA Marketing 


Community Activities

Capital Improvement Projects Committee, 2014 - 2015

General Advisory Committee for Career and Technical Education, 2011 - Present
Roanoke County Schools 

Parent Advisory Committee, 2001 - 2002
Glenvar Middle School

School-By-School Committee, 2001 - 2002
Glenvar Middle School

Parent Teacher Association, 2001 - 2002
Volunteer Coordinator
Glenvar Middle School
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award – 1st place in VAPTA – Went on to National PTA competition

Parent Teacher Association, 1999 - 2001
Glenvar Middle School