The State of the City and County

Satyendra Huja, mayor of the City of Charlottesville and Ann Mallek, chairman of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors spoke at the Wednesday, May 8, 2013 meeting of the Senior Statesmen of Virginia. The meeting was held at The Senior Center in Charlottesville. Following opening remarks by the participants questions were taken from the audience. The program was moderated by SSV President Sue Liberman.

Ann Mallek and Satyendra Huja speaking at the Senior Center Wednesday.


Satyendra Huja

Satyendra Huja is the president of Community Planning Associates, and is also adjunct faculty at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and teaches Urban Planning courses on a regular basis. He was director of Strategic Planning for the City of Charlottesville from 1998 to 2004. Prior to that he was director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Charlottesville for 25 years. He received his Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Michigan State University.

He was elected to the Charlottesville City Council in 2007 and is currently serving as mayor. His experiences are in the area of downtown revitalization, housing, historic preservation, transportation planning, art and culture activities, and neighborhood revitalization.

He has received honors from the Virginia Society of American Institute of Architects, recognition from the PEW Foundation for downtown revitalization, and a special recognition award from Piedmont Council for the Arts for his outstanding contribution and support for the arts. He also has been a consultant to the City of Pleven, Bulgaria, for Economic Development and Tourism Marketing.

Ann Mallek

Ann H. Mallek, chairman of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, represents the White Hall District. She is an educator and program coordinator for Central Virginia for the Virginia Museum of Natural History. She received her B.A. in Zoology from Connecticut College, New London CT.

Ms. Mallek was elected to the Board in January 2008 and is currently serving as chairman. She serves on the following standing committees: Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission; Piedmont Workforce Network Council; Acquisition of Conservation Easements; Property Committee; Rivanna River Basin Commission; Charlottesville/Albemarle/UVA Planning and Coordination Council Policy Committee; LEAP Governance Board; CIP Oversight Committee; and the Crozet Community Advisory Council.

She is a member of the following organizations: League of Women Voters; Albemarle County Farm Bureau; Charlottesville-Albemarle Chamber of Commerce; Piedmont Environmental Council; Southern Environmental Law Center; Rivanna Conservation Society; Ivy Creek Foundation and the League of Conservation Voters.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Satyendra Huja joins Coy Barefoot

1.21.11 Member of The Charlottesville City Council Satyendra Huja joins Coy to discuss the water supply plan vote. After it had appeared that City Council were a unified front in favor of their water supply plan, a surprise vote a couple of nights ago pushed forward a different plan which caught even Mayor Dave Norris off guard. Mr. Huja was one of the members of the council who voted in favor of this new motion, which passed by a 3-2 margin, that will call for a brand new dam to be built at Ragged Mountain. In today’s conversation, Huja discusses the growth in water usage at UVA, and he also proclaims his support for proceeding with the plans for dredging. Listen in as callers react with their thoughts on the water supply plan and the recent vote.

Charlottesville–Right Now: City Council Member Satyendra Huja joins Coy Barefoot

11.29.10 Charlottesville City Council Member Satyendra Huja joins Coy to address a wide range of local issues. Included in the conversation are the Meadowcreek Parkway debate, the latest water supply plan, and the possibility of a Western Bypass around Charlottesville. Mr. Huja has over 30 years of experience in Central Virginia politics, and he gives his valuable insights on the city’s past, present, and future.