NACTO’s relationship with our member cities—and the staff who serve them—is at the core of everything we do. That’s why, after a national search, we’re excited to welcome Alana Brasier as our new Director of Engagement!
Alana most recently served as the Chief Planner at the City of Tampa’s Mobility Department, where she led a team of 15 staff as they oversaw major initiatives like the Citywide Mobility Plan and Vision Zero Program. Alana also led the city’s successful grant applications for federal programs like Safe Streets for All and Reconnecting Communities, which brought in over $30 million in federal grants for Tampa. Prior to her time at the City of Tampa, Alana’s experience spanned consulting firms and nonprofit work related to transportation planning and public space design, with a focus on program management and technical assistance.
Alana also brings experience as a long-time NACTO member, which will inform her perspective and approach as Director of Engagement, and her business development and program management experience will support our efforts to scaffold and scale NACTO’s member engagement and capacity-building portfolios. Alana holds a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of South Florida, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida.
NACTO’s mission is to build cities as places for people. We strive to advance a bold vision for equitable urban mobility, empower cities to lead the way on progressive transportation policy, and raise the state of the practice for people-centered street design. None of this work is possible without an engaged, vibrant community of practitioners.
Alana riding alongside Janette Sadik-Khan.
As a member of our senior leadership team, Alana will play a crucial role in building that community and advancing our mission, leading the team that executes key NACTO programming like our annual Designing Cities Conference; leadership development efforts like the Transportation Justice Fellowship; and our wide variety of networking and professional development events.
Alana was born and raised in Tampa, FL, and currently resides there with her husband Justin, their daughter Charlie, and their “meatball-of-a-dog” Tili. Outside of work, she enjoys biking around town with her family, doing anything water-related (it’s hot in Tampa), traveling, reading voraciously, and spending time with friends and family.
We’re thrilled to welcome Alana to the team, and to work with her to create a more equitable, sustainable future!