Zach Ponds is the Town Planner for Cape Charles, Virginia. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Alabama in 2012, and a masters degree in Public Administration in
2018 from Kennesaw State University (GA), where he was inducted as an honorary member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.
Zach wrote his practicum paper for his MPA program on autonomous vehicles and how they might affect cities in the near future. Zach is passionate about creating walkable, pedestrian-oriented, multi-modal communities.
Having been born in Austin, Texas and graduated high school just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, Zach has slowly made his way east, finally settling in Cape Charles, Virginia with his wife and 18-month-old daughter.
He has worked in the planning profession for three years, with most of his professional planning experience working in the City of Chamblee, Georgia. Outside of work, Zach enjoys outdoor recreation, reading, and, of course, watching Alabama football. #RollTide.