Building Partnerships to Improve our Region

The TJPDC Corporation is an entity that is intentionally connected to the mission and activities of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC), and was created to further the mission of the TJPDC by taking on roles that support and contribute to the TJPDC.


The mission of the TJPDC Corporation is to promote regional cooperation and collaboration between government, private sector and community organizations to improve the quality of life for citizens in the planning district (the City of Charlottesville and Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson).

The Corporation assists community efforts in the areas of housing, environment, community development, transportation, workforce development, economic development, the arts, and universal design. It actively supports the work of the TJPDC by broadening the funding base for TJPDC initiatives and acting as an ‘implementation arm’ for selected projects.


The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) incorporated the TJPDC Corporation in order to establish it as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The TJPDC Corporation Board was formed with 11 Board members, six of whom were members of the TJPD Commission, representing each of the six member localities.

The board began meeting regularly in June 2010. TJPDC Corporation submitted Form 1023 to the IRS to apply for non-profit status on May 7, 2011 and received its determination letter from the IRS on January 31, 2012. The TJPDC Corporation is intended to be tied to the mission and activities of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC).

Program Support

TJPDC Corporation strives to support local initiatives, some of which may have stakeholders committed to providing a community service in keeping with our mission. Some stakeholders prefer to operate as a program of the TJPDC Corporation and other rely on us a base from which to build an independent 501(c)(3). Regardless of the chosen path, programs have access to staff of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) to achieve our common goals. Functions that may be handled by TJPDC, and the staff positions involved, may include:
We also provide basic business resources such as office space, equipment, telephones, printers, copiers, and meeting space at no or reduced cost.


Donations may be submitted to the TJPDC Corporation through our online donations portal provided by PayPal. Please add a note if your donation is intended for a specific program or purpose.


The TJPDC Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation governed by:

TJPDC Appointees

Albemarle County
Mr. Jim Andrews
Albemarle County BOS
401 McIntire Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902

City of Charlottesville
Ms. Genevieve (Gennie) Keller, Chair
P. O. Box 92
Charlottesville, VA  22902

Fluvanna County
Mr. Keith B. Smith
35 Acre Lane
Palmyra VA, 22963

Greene County
Ms. Andrea Wilkinson, Vice Chair
716 Advance Mills Road
Ruckersville, VA 22968

Louisa County
Ms. Rachel Jones
Louisa County BOS
1 Woolfolk Ave. Ste 301
Louisa, VA 23093

Nelson County
Mr. Ernie Reed
Nelson County BOS
971 Rainbow Ridge Road
Faber, VA 22938

Board-Elected Directors

Christine Jacobs, Treasurer
401 E. Water Street/PO Box 1505
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Sally Thomas
500 Crestwood Dr. Unit 1408
Charlottesville, VA  22903

Alan Yost
8315 Seminole Trail
Ruckersville, VA 22968


Ruth Emerick
Executive Director, Secretary
401 E. Water St/PO Box 1505
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Active Programs

For additional information please call (434) 979-7310 or email