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Welcome to, home of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. TJPDC's mission is to serve our local governments by providing regional vision, collaborative leadership and professional service to develop effective solutions. For more information about the TJPDC please click here.


TJPDC Announces New Partnership with Rivanna River Basin Commission

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission has joined in partnership with the Rivanna River Basin Commission. The TJPD Commission gave final approval for a one year management agreement at their October 2nd meeting. Under the agreement, TJPDC will provide the RRBC with organizational support, program management and strategic planning. This arrangement will allow the RRBC board to continue to provide leadership and a forum for the discussion of watershed related issues on a watershed-wide scale.

Click here for Press Release. For more information please contact Wood Hudson at (434) 979-7310 ext. 320 or email

Action 2020 Topical Input Series to be Held

Action 2020 is a community effort to create a challenging, but doable, 5-year (2015 to 2020) action plan to achieve the goals and objectives of the 2020 Plan: Aging in Community. Topical sessions will be held in four topic areas, to look back at accomplishments since 2003, and to look forward to identify activities to reach goals.

All sessions will be held from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

  • Transportation: Monday, October 20, JAUNT, 104 Keystone Place, Charlottesville. Directions
  • Engagement/Active and Independent Living: Wednesday, October 22, Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville Directions
  • Housing and Long-Term Care: Tuesday, October 28, Park View at South Pantops, 210 South Pantops Drive, Charlottesville (please park in upper lot) Directions
  • Healthcare: Monday, November 3, Thomas Jefferson Health District, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville, Entrance #3 (Environmental Health & Vital Records).  Directions

For additional information please contact Billie Campbell at (434) 979-7310 ext. 230 or email

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Every year since 1945, the President of the United States has proclaimed a National Observance in October to promote the employment of individuals with disabilities. This tradition continues in October 2014 with “Expect. Employ. Empower.” as the theme for this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission adopted a proclamation at their October 2 meeting. Localities will consider proclaiming October as Disability Employment Awareness month at their meetings in October:

  • Albemarle County, October 8, 6:00 p.m.
  • Greene County, October 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Nelson County, October 14, 7:00 p.m.
  • Fluvanna County, October 15, 7:00 p.m.
  • Louisa County, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
  • Charlottesville, October 20, 7:00 p.m.

Members of the Disability Services Board will be attendance to receive the proclamations.

The purpose of the DSB is to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community. The DSB will achieve this purpose by working with others in the region to:

  • provide information and resource referral
  • foster awareness of the needs and contributions of people with disabilities through events, presentations, materials and displays
  • provide input into state, regional and local planning
  • serve in a coordinating role for programs and projects involving multiple organizations

For additional information please contact Billie Campbell at (434) 979-7310 ext. 230 or email

Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to conduct joint public hearings on Six-Year Improvement Program

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will conducting a series of joint public hearing and meetings to give citizens the opportunity to review and provide comments on the working draft of the Revised Fiscal Year 2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program (FY15-20 SYIP). The FY15-20 SYIP adopted by the CTB in June 2014 is being revised to comply with a new prioritization process as required by law. This process will determine critical transportation priorities through a fair and objective analysis. The Revised FY15-20 SYIP will be presented to the CTB for adoption in November 2014. Comments will also be accepted for the FY16-21 SYIP and statewide prioritization. Your comments and ideas are very important to the process. You are invited to participate at the nearest location or in a "virtual meeting". The meeting dates and locations are below.

If you cannot attend a meeting, you may attend a virtual meeting and view the displays and provide your comments on line. Details and a link to virtual meetings will be available at the link below:

HOME Performance Report Available for Comment

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission and the City of Charlottesville invite all interested citizens to comment on the DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for HOME funds and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2013-2014 year. The CAPER is a required document describing the use of federal funds for housing and community development projects. The final report must be submitted to HUD by September 29, 2014. Comments are accepted from September 11 through 26. The DRAFT CAPER is available here. Questions or comments may be submitted to Billie Campbell, TJPDC, 434-979-7310 or or Melissa Thackston, City Hall, 434-970-3182 or

Recycling Infographic Fact Sheet Available

Fact Sheet

The TJPDC has produced an infographic fact sheet title "What We Recycle". This sheet presents statistics from the Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit's Recycling Rate Report for 2013. The 2013 recycling rate of 39.9% was approved by Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on June 5, 2014. The Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit includes Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County and the City of Charlottesville. Click here for the fact sheet.

For more information contact Wood Hudson at 434-979-7310 x320 or

DEQ Approves a Regional Recycling Rate of 39.9%

On June 5th, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality completed their review of the Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit’s Recycling Rate Report for 2013 and has approved the regional recycling rate of 39.9%. The Thomas Jefferson Solid Waste Planning Unit includes Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County and the City of Charlottesville.

The 2013 rate is a 5.5% increase over the 2012 rate of 37.8%. The increased rate of recycling can be attributed to improved recycling rate reporting by the solid waste industry and an increase in single stream recycling (21% increase). Decreases in recycling rates were reporting in metal (-36%) Used Oil and antifreeze (-66%) which can be attributed to reporting and servicing dates by recyclers. For more information please visit or contact Wood Hudson at 434-979-7310 x320 or

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission serves the localities in Planning District 10, which include the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

Created in 1972, the TJPDC is directed by a twelve member board, consisting of two representatives appointed by each local governing board, more than half of whom are local elected officials. The Commissioners meet monthly to discuss the activities and direction of the TJPDC.

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