Charlottesville Tomorrow

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Charlottesville Tomorrow
Type Non Stock Corporation
501(c)(3) Non Profit
Founded June 16, 2005
Headquarters Charlottesville
No. of locations 1
Area served Charlottesville, VA
Albemarle County
Key people Giles Morris
(Executive Director)
Michaux Hood
(Development Director)
Elliott Robinson
(News Editor)
Dan Hennicke
(Community Engagement & Mktg)
Industry Information Services
Employees 7 full time + summer interns

Coordinates:Erioll world.svg.png 38°01′48″N 78°28′42″W / 38.030093°N 78.478453°W / 38.030093; -78.478453 Mission

Charlottesville Tomorrow delivers in-depth reporting and analysis that improves local decision-making. We seek to expand civic engagement to foster a vibrant, inclusive, and interdependent community.


Charlottesville Tomorrow’s work is guided by the following core values:


Truth​ is the foundation of all great journalism, ​but truth in news is not simply the regurgitation of facts and quotes​. We commit to delivering stories that incorporate the highest standards of journalism through the use of in-depth reporting, data, diverse perspectives, human-focused storytelling, creative formats, and exhaustive sourcing. Our goal is to slow down, to develop long-term source networks, and to pursue stories that help establish shared truth in public decision-making.


We believe that Charlottesville has the resources to provide opportunity and well-being for all of its people, regardless of age, race, income, gender, or nationality. We recognize that our ​community​ is made up of many interrelated and interconnected communities. In our journalism, we seek to establish healthy community dialogue, to examine solutions that solve systemic problems, and to cover the issues that matter the most to all of us.


By embracing the value of ​equity​, we commit to elevating the voices of the people most impacted by decisions and policies, and we strive to reach audiences in vulnerable communities with journalism that empowers and inspires them. We recognize that media coverage has a natural tendency to prioritize vocal, powerful, and organized interests, so we work to ensure that our coverage represents balanced, diverse, and equitable perspectives.


Founded in 2005, Charlottesville Tomorrow is a hyperlocal journalism nonprofit with a mission to expand civic engagement and foster a vibrant, inclusive, and interdependent community. Supported entirely by contributions from readers, grants from foundations and philanthropists and the Knight Foundation’s NewsMatch fund, Charlottesville Tomorrow delivers in-depth reporting and analysis on local issues with the goal of improving local decision-making. Through our weekly email newsletter, website and social media channels, Charlottesville Tomorrow reaches more than 25,000 readers each month with our coverage.

Partnership with The Daily Progress

In August 2009 the Daily Progress began publishing stories written by Charlottesville Tomorrow, contributed at no cost.[1]. The partnership ended in June 2019.[2]


  • Executive Director: Giles Morris
  • News Editor: Elliott Robinson
  • Land Use Reporter: Emily Hays
  • Education Reporter: Billy Jean Louis
  • Government & Climate Reporter: Charlotte Woods
  • Community Engagement & Marketing: Dan Hennicke
  • Development Director: Michaux Hood

Board of Directors

Current board of directors (as of December 2019)[3]

  • Cathy Train, Chair and Founding Board Member
  • Richard Aguilar
  • George Beller
  • Jack Brown
  • Patrice Preston Grimes
  • Paul Henderson
  • Carol Hurt
  • Leigh Middleditch, Jr.
  • Wistar Morris
  • Oliver Platts-Mills
  • Michael Stoneking
  • Cat Strumlauf

Past Members of Charlottesville Tomorrow's Board of Directors


Visit this website for a complete list of recent donors

Charlottesville Tomorrow is completely supported by private donations. All gifts are welcome and appreciated and every dollar is used wisely to support our mission to inform and engage the public by providing clear, non-partisan information and research on land use, transportation, and community design issues.

Charlottesville Tomorrow is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

You can make an online donation or mail a gift to:

P.O. Box 1591, Charlottesville, VA 22902

External Links

  1. Partners: Progress hooks up with growth-watchers, Lisa Provence, The Hook, August 30 2009
  2. Web. Let's Talk: Reimagining local news, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 24, 2019
  3. Web. People, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved December 10, 2019.