Alana Brasier is an urban planner who is passionate about creating sustainable, equitable, and vibrant cities through sound planning, policies, design, and the people-power to get things done. As NACTO’s Director of Engagement, Alana plays a crucial role in connecting NACTO’s community of transportation professionals; leading the team that executes key NACTO programming, including the Designing Cities Conference; orchestrating leadership development efforts like the Transportation Justice Fellowship; and facilitating NACTO’s wide variety of capacity-building and professional development events.
Alana’s experience spans private sector consulting firms, nonprofit work, and public sector service, including leading the City of Tampa’s transportation planning team and Vision Zero program. Additional work experience includes facilitating technical assistance programs, strategic action planning, and leading community-informed placemaking efforts. She has also authored successful federal grant applications, including a Safe Streets for All grant and a Reconnecting Communities grant while at the City of Tampa.
This blend of experience informs her approach to engaging with and supporting NACTO’s membership. She is energized by the power of bringing people together to share ideas, learn from one another, brainstorm solutions to challenges, and provide support for one another.
Alana holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Florida and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of South Florida.