Tia Earman

Senior Land Use Field Representative
Loudoun and Clarke counties
(540) 347-2334 x7040

Tia Earman is a mother, farmer and rural land use planner. She runs a small farm in western Loudoun with her daughters raising primarily Polled Dorset sheep and Welsummer chickens. After years of volunteering in her community, running for office, and advocating for better land use policies at both the state and local level, Tia returned to school and completed her master’s in Urban Planning and Regional Development with Virginia Tech in 2022 as well as a Graduate Certificate in Economic Development.

Tia is the current president of The Loudoun County Farm Bureau; she serves on the Loudoun County Zoning Committee (ZOC) as well as the Rural Economic Development Council for Loudoun. Tia believes the connection between zoning policy, farmland preservation and the success of rural businesses is vital in building and maintaining a thriving rural community anywhere, even more so when the pressure to expand suburban sprawl is so intense. She hopes through her work with PEC to encourage localities to look for innovative solutions to housing needs and strive to preserve the irreplaceable farmlands and green spaces which make this region so special.