Albemarle & Charlottesville

The Piedmont Environmental Council is excited to announce that veteran journalist Sean Tubbs will be joining its staff at the end of June as the land use field representative for Charlottesville, Albemarle and Greene Counties. Sean has spent the prior decade covering land use and transportation planning and decision-making in the region through his award-winning work at Charlottesville Tomorrow. Now, with his new role at PEC, he will participate directly as an advocate for strong planning and smart growth within the region.

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“Sean’s knowledge of the local governmental players and process, as well as his deep familiarity with the community, make him the ideal fit for this role. We are extremely pleased that he will be joining the PEC team,” said PEC president Chris Miller.

As a PEC Field representative, Sean will be responsible for gathering, analyzing and distributing information on local development projects, as well as working with residents, partners and local government on matters that impact quality of life and the environment.

“I have spent the last eleven years at Charlottesville Tomorrow learning how government and development works in both Albemarle County and Charlottesville, and why those two places along with Greene County have become such attractive places to live,” said Sean. “I’m really excited in my new role to help explain why it’s so crucial for people to understand the effects of growth and what they can do to have their say about their changing communities.”

Prior to joining PEC, Sean Tubbs served as Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Senior Reporter focusing on stories related to growth, development and local politics. During that time Mr. Tubbs was recognized by the Virginia Press Association with 25 awards including 10 first place awards in business and financial writing, government writing, general news writing and in-depth or investigative reporting (on stories related to the U.S. 29 Western Bypass and Charlottesville's Strategic Investment Area redevelopment project). Twice he has received a Virginia Press Association Best in Show award for writing in the online division.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Sean’s investigative prowess and deep commitment to this community coming on board. I’m looking forward to working with him to build a stronger more connected community,” said Rex Linville, PEC’s Charlottesville-based conservation field representative.


Charlottesville Office:
410 East Water Street, Suite 700
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-977-2033


Rex Linville
Albemarle/Greene County
Land Conservation Field Rep
434-977-2033 ext 7064

Peter Krebs
Greenways Project
434-977-2033 ext 7065

Sean Tubbs
Land Use Field Rep
434-977-2033 ext 7046

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