Kathy and her husband, Michael Costanzo have lived in Charlottesville for 32 years. Beloved dog, Orion, has been a family member for 6 years.

Kathy and her husband, Michael Costanzo have lived in Charlottesville for 32 years. Beloved dog, Orion, has been a family member for 6 years.

About Kathy

Kathy Galvin is currently serving a second term on the Charlottesville City Council and has served on the Charlottesville City School Board. Her focus on the Council has been:

  • Creating career pathways out of poverty for low income residents

  • Revitalizing areas in the City to provide more jobs, while providing housing for all who live and work in our community, building beautiful, healthy neighborhoods where all children can thrive

  • Providing more amenities and affordable housing without displacing existing residents

Kathy is a registered architect with her own practice in Virginia and has been the lead urban designer for projects like the Crozet Master Plan (which won the 2005 Congress for New Urbanism Charter Award for the Region), and the Places29 Master Plan and Transportation Study. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia where she teaches sustainable neighborhood design, applied planning, and urban design.  In 2017 she received the Virginia American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award for Distinguished Achievement. 

Kathy and her husband Michael have made their home in Charlottesville for the past 32 years. Their sons, Patrick and Kevin, attended Charlottesville public schools from grades K-12. Beloved dog, Orion, has been a family member for 6 years.