Thomas D. Rust, FAICP

Tom Rust has dedicated his life to the public good in his professional life and in his public life as an elected official. As a professional, he has planned and designed public and private developments including award-winning infrastructure projects. During Rust’s 39 years of elected office in local and state government, he has been instrumental in sponsoring legislation to improve public education and transportation. Rust has received numerous prestigious awards including ASCE’s OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award, AAA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Transportation, Virginia Tech’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Virginia APA Legislator of the Year Award. Inducted 2016.