A. Jack Stodghill, FAICP

Jack became a planner under Harland Bartholomew, dean of American planning. As the first planning director of the newly-consolidated City of Newport News, Jack’s work made a significant difference by preparing the city for the 21st-Century. He created Newport News Park, one of the nation’s largest municipal parks; planned Oyster Point, now the city’s central business district; and established the Hilton Village Historic District - recognized as one of America’s Great Neighborhoods by the APA. During his 35-year consulting practice, Jack’s planning and zoning projects made lasting contributions to the quality of Virginia communities and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. Inducted 2014.