Frank Hopkins is a land use professional with over ten years of local government experience. He most recently served as the Planning Director for Powhatan County where he oversaw the planning department and advised local elected leaders on land policies. Frank has worked on complex conditional use permit applications, including utility-scale solar, and has a talent for communicating difficult material to elected boards. Prior to being Planning Director, Frank served the City of Winchester as their Zoning Administrator where he frequently amended their zoning ordinance to assist economic development in attracting new business to the city. Frank brings with him a deep knowledge of Virginia land use policy and is a lifelong resident of the state where he has lived in Northern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, Hampton Roads, and now Richmond. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from James Madison University where he studied public management as well as environmental policy. When he is not working, Frank spends most of his time with his wife raising their two daughters.