Virginia Festival of the Book 2016: Location Matters Today and Tomorrow

Authors Katherine Loflin (Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong) and Robert McDonald (Conservation for Cities) will talk about the power of place and the importance of integrating nature into communities.

The authors spoke at the Charlottesville City Council Chambers on March 17, 2016 as a part of the 2016 Virginia Festival of the Book. The program was moderated by Charlottesville Tomorrow Executive Director Brian Wheeler. Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience.

Our thanks to the Virginia Festival of the Book and Charlottesville TV10 for providing this audio.

Local elections: What just happened?

Charlottesville Tomorrow's Brian Wheeler speaking before the November 9, 2011 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Brian Wheeler speaking before the November 9, 2011 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia.

The day after the local elections for Charlottesville City Council and Albemarle Supervisors, Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Brian Wheeler will break down the results and get you engaged in a discussion about what it means for the future of the community. How will these elections shape our transportation future, our water supply, our rural landscapes, and our city?

Brian Wheeler was hired as Charlottesville Tomorrow’s first Executive Director in July 2005. Mr. Wheeler has lived in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region since 1984. He represented the community as an elected member of the Albemarle County School Board during 2004-2010. During 1998-2005, Mr. Wheeler served as Chief Information Officer at SNL Financial, a leading provider of data to Wall Street. Prior to that, he was employed at the W. Alton Jones Foundation, a private family foundation that focused on grant making supporting environmental and international security projects. Mr. Wheeler received a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in May 1990. Brian and his wife Jean have two children and currently live in Ivy, Virginia.

Charlottesville Tomorrow is a community news platform covering growth, development, and local politics. It connects local residents with vital information for making informed choices about our community’s future. Through a partnership with The Daily Progress, the first of its kind in the nation, Charlottesville Tomorrow’s reporting is now a regular feature in the pages of the local newspaper of record.

Brian Wheeler spoke at the November 9, 2011 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at the Charlottesville Senior Center. Following the presentation, questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV board member Grace Zisk.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Brian Wheeler Updates Coy on Growth and Development Issues

8.23.10- Brian Wheeler, Executive Director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, joins Coy live in studio. Today’s topics include the Albemarle School System, Albemarle County’s budget, Citizens for A Sustainable Water Supply Plan Press Conference, and the proposal for the new Downtown Mall in Crozet.

Charlottesville—Right Now: Eric Strucko Gives Coy An Update on The Albemarle County School Board

8.16.10- Eric Strucko gives Coy an update on the Albemarle County School Board. The two discussed Brian Wheeler’s recent retirement from the Board and how the Board plans to fill his newly vacant seat. Strucko is a former planning commissioner who was elected to the board last November.

Charlottesville Right Now: Brian Wheeler Update’s Coy on Growth and Development in the County

7.12.10- Brian Wheeler, of Charlottesville Tomorrow, updates Coy Barefoot on growth and development for the county. Topics include the best pie in the state, the Board of Supervisor’s Action Plan for economic growth, and possible traffic patterns for the 250 bypass and 29.