Albemarle County Planning Commission
The Albemarle County Planning Commission is a seven-member body that provides guidance to the Board of Supervisors on issues of planning and development. Six of its members serve four-year terms and are appointed by each member of the Board of Supervisors. A seventh is elected at-large and serves a two-year term. One member is selected among the Commissioners to serve as chair.
- Calvin Morris, Chairman (Rivanna)
- Jon Cannon, Vice Chairman (Rio)
- Linda Porterfield, Member(Scottsville)
- Marcia Joseph, Member (At-Large)
- Bill Edgerton, (Jack Jouett)
- Tom Loach (White Hall)
- Eric Strucko (Samuel Miller)
New membership in 2008
The Crozet Gazette reports Ann Mallek has appointed Tom Loach to the Albemarle County Planning Commission, taking the White Hall seat currently held by Duane Zobrist. Loach is an outspoken critic of the Crozet Master Plan who abandoned an bid for the White Hall seat on the Board of Supervisors. Now he'll get the chance to weigh in on the plan when it comes back before the Planning Commission in 2009. He's lived in Crozet since 1989, and is a former president of the Crozet Community Association.
Lindsey Dorrier (Scottsville) and Ken Boyd (Rivanna) have not announced whether they will reappoint William Craddock and Cal Morris to their respective seats.
Marcia Joseph term as At-Large Commissioner also ends on December 31. Joseph unsuccessfully challenged Ken Boyd for his seat on the Board of Supervisors. The At-Large member serves for a two-year term.
According to County Code, Comissioners are charged with promoting "the orderly development of Albemarle County and its environment." They make $4100 a year, and whoever serves as chair gets an extra $1500.
Eric Strucko (Samuel Miller), Jon Cannon (Rio), and Bill Edgerton (Jack Jouett) are halfway through their terms. U.Va. Liaison Julia Monteith (ex officio) has another year remaining in her term.
From Albemarle County's website: "The duties and functions of the Albemarle County Planning Commission are to promote the orderly development of Albemarle County and its environment.The Commission serves primarily in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors in accomplishing the objectives of Â§15.2-2210 of the Code of Virginia.This Commission also serves to improve public health, safety, convenience and welfare of County citizens and to plan for the future development of the County to the end that transportation systems be carefully planned; that new community centers be developed with adequate highway, utility, health, educational, and recreational facilities; that the needs of agriculture, industry and business be recognized in future growth; that residential areas be provided with healthy surroundings for family life; that agricultural and forestal land be preserved; and that the growth of the community be consonant with the efficient and economical use of public funds."