Hamilton Lombard is a research specialist for the Demographics Research Group at the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. His expertise is in demographic change, particularly the different components of population growth and decline, population estimates, school enrollment projections, and the effect of government policy on population patterns.
Hamilton has worked in local and regional planning in Virginia and the United Kingdom. He earned his B.A. in History and B.S. in Planning from the University of Virginia.
Where are you from?
Williamsville, Virginia. It is a village on the Bath/Highland County border in western Virginia.
What brought you to the Cooper Center?
While I was a student at UVa, I had an internship with the Demographics Research Group. I enjoyed it and started working full-time after I graduated.
What is your favorite memory at the Cooper Center?
It's very rewarding to see Virginians use the data that we provide to make smart, informed decisions.
What does public service mean to you?
Supplying Virginians, both government officials and everyday citizens, with information and/or analysis that improves their quality of life.