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NACTO Board of Directors

Crissy Fanganello

Title: Director of Transportation, Denver Public Works
NACTO Title: NACTO Secretary
Crissy Fanganello

Crissy Fanganello is Denver’s first Director of Transportation and Mobility overseeing transportation planning, engineering and operations citywide. Ms. Fanganello oversees the policy, institutionalization and implementation of the city’s multimodal vision as developed in Denver’s Strategic Transportation Plan (STP) for which she was the primary author. The STP vision is a healthy, livable community through the efficient movement of people and goods. This plan set the stage to help Denver move goods and people around the city traveling on bicycles, using transit, and by walking. She strongly believes that transportation professionals can and must raise the bar for how transportation systems function to move people and goods, while also contributing to the human fabric of the city.

Current efforts are focused on improving transportation safety and customer service in Denver’s neighborhoods. Ms. Fanganello is also working to develop and implement a comprehensive mobility strategy to move people efficiently within and through Denver as the city continues to grow (adding 100,000 people since 2006) while maintaining Denver’s world class quality of life.  Crissy recognizes that in order to be successful, it is critical to bring a multitude of disciplines and stakeholders together to define common goals and ultimately achieve the desired multimodal transportation system vision.

Ms. Fanganello has worked tirelessly to move the city towards adopting multimodal policies and plans. She empowered staff to develop DenverMoves Bicycles in 2011, resulting in a $119M bicycle network vision. Since 2008, Denver has added 100 miles of bicycle facilities, including Denver’s first protected bike lane, with another 19 miles planned for 2015 including two more protected facilities. In the coming months staff will work to develop two new citywide plans: DenverMoves Transit and DenverMoves Pedestrians & Trails. Together these plans will help round out the city’s comprehensive approach to transportation where all modes have to be easy, convenient, reliable and safe to meet the needs of the community.

Ms. Fanganello currently sits on the boards for Denver Bike Sharing, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). She has also been an active member of the Colorado Chapter of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International as a board member and Chapter President and was recently honored as the 2014 WTS Colorado Woman of the Year. Ms. Fanganello has participated in several leadership training courses including the Denver Community Leadership Forum and the WTS International Leadership among others.

As a Denver native Crissy is proud to work for the City to build upon Denver’s quality of life, whose secret is definitely out of the bag. In her free time, Crissy spends time with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and a multitude of extended family members enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.