Mollie serves on the House Transportation Committee of the Vermont State Legislature. She is a member of the Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation. An artist and teacher, Mollie is the founder and director of Art in the Neighborhood, an organization that provides tuition-free art classes to children in low-income housing communities.
Gina is the former Vermont Agency of Transportation Environmental Policy Manager, serving as VTrans’ representative on the Transportation Climate Initiative Organizing Committee from 2010 - 2016. She lives and works from her home in Craftsbury, Vermont.
Julie is the editor of STVT, an urban designer, land planner and author who writes about urban form and the changing landscape. Her books include Made for Walking and Visualizing Density. Through her practice, Terra Firma Design she helps communities and organizations plan for the future.
Dave is the founder and director of VBike, an advocacy group dedicated to promoting new bicycle technologies and designs to help inspire a shift towards a more transportation-oriented future. He is also an integrative psychotherapist in Brattleboro, specializing in approaches in mind/body modalities and ecopsychology.
Marshall is a transportation planner at the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. He works to develop transportation studies related to roadways, bridges, intersections, bike/pedestrian facilities and public transit. He also manages the development of the CCRPC’s federally mandated Unified Planning Work Program.
Ned has chaired the national Transportation Funders Network and the National Growth Management Leadership Project. He was New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s senior advisor for energy, and served five years as a senior official in the Obama Administration working on energy issues. He was executive director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council and most recently worked for two Vermont utilities.
Kevin has been a regional planner in Vermont for over 20 years. He is an expert on local zoning, land use planning, floodplains, climate change, and emergency management. Outside of work he is an apple pruner, amateur butcher, ski teacher, and soccer coach.
Jack graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a degree in Environmental Studies. While finishing his degree, he worked full time on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Since then he has worked in communications, political advocacy and campaign roles. He currently serves on the Burlington City Council, representing Burlington’s East District.
Sammy is the Marketing Director at Old Spokes Home and a UVM student. He is a lifelong bike commuter and a proponent of all things bike-related. He has served as President of the UVM Cycling Team, worked as a professional mechanic, and volunteered as a high school mountain bike coach. Read essays by Sammy
Brendan lives with his wife and two young children in Burlington, where he enjoys getting around by foot, bike, and bus whenever possible. He is a member of the Burlington Public Works Commission, and works in the areas of transportation safety and efficiency as Lead Modeling and Simulation Engineer at The MITRE Corporation.
Faith manages the Zoning for Great Neighborhoods project at the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), where she works with the Community Planning + Revitalization group.
Wilmot was born and raised on a farm on Irish Hill Road in Shelburne. After serving in the Korean War and a 38-year career in cooperative extension in Connecticut and New York, he returned to the family homestead, which he shares with his daughter and son-in-law.
Laura is Old Spokes Home's first executive director as of October 2016. Before joining Old Spokes Home she worked with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) founded by Syrians and Iraqis to respond to the crises in their countries. She is grateful to be back home and part of a local effort to ensure equitable access to clean, active transportation and the opportunities created by such access. Read essays by Laura
Bruce is a cycling instructor, daily transportation rider and a bicycle tourist at every opportunity. Bruce is interested in the protection of rights of access to our public thoroughfares no matter how we travel or who we are, and improved safety and community relations through education. He lives in Bennington.
Curt is Chair of the House Transportation Committee. In his long legislative career, representing the Old North End of Burlington currently and Rutland in the the 1980s and 90s, he served on many committees including Natural Resources, and Energy. He was the State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator; Director of Advocacy at the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council Advocate. Curt is a LEED certified environmental consultant and Master Electrician.
Debra is Executive Director of Net Zero Vermont. She is a change agent, innovator and passionate about sustainable development and transitioning to a low carbon economy. Deb oversees a consulting firm, EcoStrategies, LLC providing government, business, and NGO clients with technical assistance in sustainability, planning, public engagement, transportation efficiency, and renewable energy generation. She assists Go! Vermont with business outreach. Read essays by Deb
Mary represents Chittenden District 6-5 in the Vermont House of Representatives. A long-time legislator, she has served on the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, as well as the Joint Energy Committee. She is the former Director of Communications at Burlington Electric Department and a past board member of Car Share VT.
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Gail Marlene Schwartz is a writer and founder of Gail Writes. She provides writing and editing services to businesses and organizations including 350VT, Parvati.org, Resonance Global, Montreal Dialogue Group, International Playback Theatre Network, and Naz and Matt Foundation. She is Cobalt Press’ Fiction Editor and teaches at CCV.
Jared is the Climate & Health Program Coordinator for the Vermont Department of Health. In this role, Jared helps Vermonters increase preparedness for the health impacts of climate change and promotes health improvement through appropriate climate change mitigation strategies. Jared is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Read essays by Jared
Richard teaches policy and media studies at the University of Vermont and is a regular bike commuter, transit rider and pedestrian from his home in Hinesburg. Read essays by Richard
Jacob is an Environmental Studies major at the University of Vermont. He is a Senator on the Student Government Association, Outreach Coordinator for the Energy Action Seminar, and hopes to work in environmental policy after attending grad school.
Allegra is the Livable Streets Program Manager at Local Motion. She collaborates with local governments, schools, and activists across the state who want to make their communities better places to walk and bike. She has previously served as program director for a planning and development lab within MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, as a neighborhood and sustainability planner for a small municipality, and as a community organizer for a community development corporation. She lives in Burlington’s Old North End with her husband and two young sons.