Brian Pinkston

Brian PinkstonCouncil Member

Term: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2025
Salary: $18,000
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Political Goals/Priority Issues

For Charlottesville to embrace the Common Good. The Common Good is more than just streetlights and bridges, important as those are. It’s everything needed for our community to prosper. It’s the myriad ways we are connected. It’s knowing that what affects one affects us all. It’s working to make each person succeed so the entire City makes progress. 

Essential to this is a City Council that leads well and a City Hall that is managed well. So, too, are our initiatives around the Schools, affordable housing, equity, economic vitality, and fiscal responsibility. 

We've got much to do!


Brian is married to Flynn. They have three grown children, all of whom attended Charlottesville High School and PVCC.  


Brian graduated from Georgia Tech in 1994 with a bachelors in mechanical engineering. He did graduate studies in philosophy, to include a masters from Biola University in 2004 and a PhD from the University of Virginia in 2012. 

Professional Experience

Brian has spent thirty years doing project management in diverse industries and contexts. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) (Georgia registration) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).


  • All Souls Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville Democratic Party
  • Former member of CATEC Foundation Board
  • Former member of Region Ten Board of Directors