Michael Carroll, NACTO President
Board Includes Visionary Leaders from Philadelphia, Houston, Austin, Chicago and Oakland
Today, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an association of 91 cities and transit agencies across North America, announced Mike Carroll, Deputy Managing Director of the Philadelphia Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems (oTIS), as the board’s President, and Veronica O. Davis, Director of Houston Transportation & Drainage Operations, as the board’s Vice President. Mr. Carroll replaces Eulois Cleckley who recently started a new position as Director and CEO of the Department of Transportation and Public Works for Miami-Dade County.
“Eulois adeptly provided vision, voice, and calm reason to cities across the country through multiple positions on NACTO’s executive board, including as President during a challenging time of pandemic response,” said NACTO Executive Director Corinne Kisner. “Eulois approached leadership with his finger on the needs of the moment and his eye towards future demands. NACTO is thrilled to have the proven and visionary leadership of Mike Carroll and Veronica O. Davis, who connect the lines between mobility, access, and opportunity–all while addressing the climate emergency with urgency and action.”
“Since its founding, NACTO’s guidance has been invaluable to city transportation departments navigating changing demands–whether over the past decade or over the past 18 months of uncertainty and new weekly challenges,” said Eulois Cleckley, former Executive Director of the Denver Department of Transportation & Infrastructure and outgoing NACTO president. “In Denver, we’ve worked to accommodate immense growth by putting people-first transportation principles into action, whether through on-street transit priority or all ages and abilities bike infrastructure. It was a gift to serve this organization–and the guidance and connections it produces–in support of a more connected, less congested Denver, and a stronger city transportation movement nationally. I plan to continue my participation through Miami-Dade County’s NACTO affiliation and look forward to applying these principles to my new community.”
“It has been an honor to serve on NACTO’s executive board through multiple years and positions,” said Michael Carroll, Deputy Managing Director of the Philadelphia Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems and NACTO President. “It is a privilege to now serve as President, where I look forward to leveraging my executive leadership experience to realize better outcomes for NACTO, its members, and most importantly, for our residents. By working together, cities solve challenges, increase access, and make transportation work for the people we serve.”
“Streets are where the values of a city play out, and the streets of Houston are no different,” said Veronica O. Davis, Director of Houston Transportation & Drainage Operations and NACTO Vice President. “As cities look towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must shift the paradigm: safety, sustainability, and equity must form the DNA of our streets, and inform the processes that design and build them. I look forward to incorporating this values-driven perspective and commitment to cities across North America.”
“Cities recovering from the shocks of the last year must avoid restoring the old transportation status quo and come back more resilient, more sustainable, more economically connected and more equitable,” said Janette Sadik-Khan, NACTO Chair. “NACTO’s board brings the advocacy, leadership and vision that cities need to make the most of their streets and transit systems when they need them most.”
See the full NACTO board leadership, and their biographies, at nacto.org/board
About the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
NACTO is an association of 91 major North American cities and transit agencies formed to exchange transportation ideas, insights, and practices and cooperatively approach national transportation issues. The organization’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible, and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life. To learn more, visit nacto.org or follow us on Twitter at @NACTO.
Alexander Engel | [email protected]
For Immediate Release
September 9, 2021