Dewberry has announced the appointment of Gary Kirkbride as chairman of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust Board (NVTC).
The organization advocates for public land and appropriate land use. Additionally, NVTC offers advice and support to those interested in land conservation and proper land management. Kirkbride, an urban planner with Dewberry in the Fairfax, Virginia, office, has been involved with the NVTC for more than five years.
Kirkbride has extensive experience in the supervision of land use, zoning, and site planning activities including preparation and review of planning and economic studies. In recent years, he has managed teams specializing in land development, surveying, site/civil engineering, and infrastructure design.
Kirkbride holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Purdue University. He is a member of the Engineers and Surveyors Institute, the American Planning Association, the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, the Fairfax County Park Foundation, and the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.
NVTC’s regional focus includes small, urban properties and large rural parcels on working farms and forested land. In each case, the conservation value of the land contributes to clean air, clean water, and natural and historical beauty for the whole community.