John Hutchinson has been working in conservation, non profit development, and land use planning for more than two decades.
For six years he managed the land conservation program at the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation where he assisted battlefield landowners and partner groups in planning cooperative preservation programs.
Before joining the Battlefields Foundation, Hutchinson, a Staunton native, worked with numerous regional and statewide non-profit organizations and corporations in Virginia.
He was Director of Strategic Planning and Development for the Western Virginia Land Trust and a consultant to the Preservation Alliance of Virginia.
He was Special Projects Coordinator for the Valley Conservation Council (VCC) where he oversaw the McDowell Battlefield/Staunton and Parkersburg Pike Project for VCC and the Highland County Chamber of Commerce. He also worked with the Highland Center and the Highland Historical Society. Hutchinson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a registered lobbyist with the Virginia General Assembly.
He received a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia with a Certificate in Historic Preservation in 2000.
He is a 1984 honors graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with majors in American History and American Literature.
He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Staunton and attended Mary Baldwin College and Saint Johnís College in Oxford, England.
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