About Mayor Waylyn Hobbs Jr.

Mayor Hobbs


On March 16, 2021, Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. was elected as Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead. As a 40 year resident, he has served the village in various capacities. He was first elected in March 2013 as Village of Hempstead Trustee. He works continuously and tirelessly on behalf of the entire community to foster social, educational, economic, and community development. During that time he served as Deputy Mayor for two years and oversaw the police department, fire department, DPW, Parks and recreation committees.

Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. Motto " I, like you, want to see our Village become a better place for our families to live, work and play. 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, Waylyn Hobbs received the life-saving star award.

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 the Code Enforcement Department for the Inc. Village of Hempstead in 1990. He also served as a Commissioner of the Hempstead Housing Authority. Currently, he serves on the Board of Nassau University Medical Center.

Waylyn Hobbs, Jr. 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 The NHDC, which was formed to address the issues of the residents in the Village of Hempstead. In that role, Hobbs investigated residents’ concerns by connecting them to the appropriate departments and made sure their problems were resolved.

Waylyn Hobbs is the senior pastor of the Coney Island Cathedral for 27 years where he has been instrumental in helping to turn a once-forgotten community around while working hand and hand with elected officials and grassroots leaders to bring retail development to its area. 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 proclamations, 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.  Waylyn 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.

He is married to his lovely wife of 33 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.