Our Team

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) as founded in July, 1972, continues to successfully advance its primary mission of service to our local governments by providing regional vision, collaborative leadership and professional service to develop effective solutions.

Christine Jacobs

Christine Jacobs

Executive Director

David Blount

David BlounT

Deputy Director / Legislative Director

Ruth Emerick

Chief Operating Officer and Program Director

Sandy Shackelford

Sandy Shackelford

Director of Planning and Transportation

Don Reed

Don Reed

Finance Director

Gretchen Thomas

Gretchen THOMAS

Administrative Assistant

Sara Pennington


TDM/ Rideshare Program Manager

Lucinda Shannon

Lucinda Shannon

Transportation Program Manager

Lori Allshouse

VATI Program Director

Gorjan Gjorgjievski

VATI Project Administrator/Assistant

Ryan Mickles

Planner III


Ian Baxter

Planner II

Housing, Transportation & Environment

Bella Staff Photo

Isabella O'brien

Planner I


Brandon Boccher

Regional Housing Grant Administrator

Laurie Jean Talun

Regional Housing Grants Manager

Curtis Scarpignato

Planner I


Otis Collier

BRCTB Compliance Agent


Interested in joining our team?