About the TJPDC

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission serves our local governments by providing regional vision, collaborative leadership and professional service to develop effective solutions.

Our History

Planning District Commissions (PDCs) were established by the General Assembly under the Virginia Area Development Act (Code of Virginia, Title 15.2, 2210). The Thomas Jefferson PDC (10) was formed in 1972 to provide a forum for discussion of issues localities have in common, or on which there is disagreement; to work to decrease fragmentation in government; to plan cooperatively for the future; and to provide planning services to local governments as requested. As a public body, the TJPDC strives to include the public in decision-making.


Organizational Structure

The TJPDC is guided by a locally appointed, twelve member Commission, of which at least 51% are local elected officials. Member localities include the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. Commission meetings, which are open to the public, are held the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the TJPDC Office.

Funding sources include annual contributions from our member local governments, state appropriations, grants from federal and state governments, contract services and private foundations.

Upcoming Meetings

Meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held virtually until further notice. 


Commission Meeting

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Water Street Center

Commission Meeting

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Water Street Center

Commission Meeting

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Water Street Center

Commission Meeting

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Water Street Center

Our Members

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District is comprised of six (6) member governments.

Planning District 10

Population: 234,712
Land Area: 2,140 sq. mi.
PDC within the state

Additional Information

Staff Directory, Services, and our latest Strategic Plan.

Staff Directory

The staff directory includes name, title, and contact information for all TJPDC employees.

Our Services

Offered to both member localities and the public, our services include planning, technical assistance, data gathering, and grant administration.

Organizational Documents

Guided by its charter and bylaws, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission periodically engages in a strategic planning effort to prioritize its activities in a manner that is consistent with its mission.