Councilor Satyendra Huja (D-At Large)
Charlottesville City Council
|Term Start||January 1, 2008|
|Date of birth||Jan. 13, 1942
|Alma mater||Michigan State University|
|Profession||President of Community Planning Associates|
Mr. Huja is the President of Community Planning Associates, focusing on planning, design, development, and management consulting. He was Director of Strategic Planning for the City of Charlottesville from 1998 to 2004. Prior to that he was Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Charlottesville for 25 years. His experiences are in the area of Downtown Revitalization, Housing, Historic Preservation, Transportation Planning, Art and Culture Activities, and Neighborhood Revitalization. He also has been a consultant to the City of Pleven, Bulgaria for Economic Development and Tourism Marketing. Family: Wife- Irene, 2 Sons (Uday-35, Ajai- 32) and 1 Step son (Ben – 33).
In response to Charlottesville Tomorrow's preparations for Election 2007, Mr. Huja said his favorite volunteer activity was working in a soup kitchen.
Vote of confidence
A citizen appeared before Council at their July 18, 2011 meeting to complain about Huja's accent. Pat Napoleon said Huja should be required to hire a translator because she found it hard to understand him. Councilor Kristin Szakos defended Huja and called for a vote of confidence in him, which passed 4-0. 
As of February 7, 2011 Huja represents the City on the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, the MPO Policy Board, the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, and the Charlottesville's 250th Anniversary Steering Committee.
Huja announced a bid for a second term on March 25, 2011. 
Charlottesville Democrats Candidate Video
2007 election for City Council
|Satyendra Huja (D)||3,797||64.27|
|David E. Brown (D) incumbent||3,781||50.47|
|Holly Edwards (D)||3,711||49.53|
|Peter Kleeman (I)||2,212||na|
|Barbara Haskins (I)||2,111||35.73|
Overall voter turnout for this election was 25.89%. Voters could cast three votes, one for each of the three seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.
|Candidate Profile Resources|
|Candidate||Satyendra Huja (D) - Challenger * WINNER|
|Office||Charlottesville City Council|
|Election year||2007 election|
|Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow|
|Candidate interview transcript|
|Candidate interview audio|
Master in Urban Planning, Michigan State University
B.A. in Psychology.
Retired community planner; Adjunct faculty at UVA School of architecture.
1502 Holly Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
- http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2008/01/city_council08.html Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved on 1/21/09
- Web. Comprender? Complaint brings Huja confidence vote, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, August 8, 2011, retrieved August 9, 2011.
- Charlottesville City Council Meeting. City Hall, Charlottesville. 7 February 2011. Public Meeting.
- Web. Huja launches bid for second term on Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 25, 2011, retrieved March 28, 2011.
- Web. Satyendra S. Huja: Candidate for City Council, Charlottesville City Democrats, 31 July 2011, retrieved 8 August 2011.
|Charlottesville City Council, 2010-2011|
|Members||David Brown | Satyendra Huja | Holly Edwards | Dave Norris | Kristin Szakos|
|See also||List of City Councilors | Recent City Council elections|