AL P. VAN HUYCK has served the Loudoun community tirelessly for more than four decades. As a professional planner with a successful 40-year career, he has provided Loudoun County with the benefit of his vast experience. He is most proud of his work on drafting a new General Plan for Loudoun County in 2001 while serving as Chair of the Planning Commission.
Since retirement Al has been one of the most active leaders and members of the many citizens’ groups, heritage and environmental organizations and county government panels, freely sharing his time, knowledge, experience and expertise. He co-founded the Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition whose members include 40+ organizations that share information, issues and ideas, while working together to find new ways to preserve and protect our region’s unique history, scenic beauty and natural resources. For the past few years Al has been a member of the Envision Loudoun Stakeholders Committee Committee, working to create a new General Plan for Loudoun County.
Al has been recognized for his many contributions to Loudoun County, having received the Heritage Heroes Award from the Mosby Heritage Area Association; the Loudoun History Award from the Friends of Thomas Balch Library; the Friend of the Mountain Award from the Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains; and he was named Preservationist of the Year in 2013 by the Loudoun Preservation Society.
Al has spent most of his adult life in Loudoun County with his family. He attended Dartmouth College where he majored in sociology and he has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina. He enjoyed a successful career in national and international planning. He also served in the U.S. Army’s Ordinance Corps.