Corinne Kisner is the Director of Programs at NACTO. In this role, she convenes and facilitates networks of peer cities working to build safe, sustainable transportation systems and equitable, active cities through better street design and transportation policy. Corinne directs the annual Designing Cities conference; developed and launched Leadership NACTO, a new leadership development program for city transportation officials; and supports Green Light for Great Streets, a program aiming to identify and remove barriers to city project delivery. Corinne also oversees NACTO’s communications and external partnerships and supports national policy work.
In her time at NACTO, Corinne served as the project manager and lead author for the 2017 Urban Street Stormwater Guide, contributed to the 2017 Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism and the 2016 Transit Street Design Guide, and coordinated the 2013 endorsement campaign for the Urban Street Design Guide, which paved the way for a new era in city street design guidance. Corinne has supported NACTO’s strategic growth, from a network of 23 member cities in 2013 to a robust organization with more than 65 active, engaged member cities and transit agencies today. Corinne was the director and manager of the 2016 Designing Cities conference in Seattle, the 2015 Designing Cities conference in Austin, and the 2014 Designing Cities conference in San Francisco. Her prior roles at NACTO include Director of Policy and Special Projects (2015-2017), Designing Cities Program Manager (2014-2015) and Designing Cities Fellow (2013).
In early 2016, Corinne was selected to be a part of the inaugural cohort of the Forefront Fellowship at the Urban Design Forum. Prior to joining NACTO, Corinne held a Mayoral Fellowship at the City of Chicago, supported the launch of Ann Arbor’s bike share system in her role at the Clean Energy Coalition, worked as the Sustainability Associate in the Center for Research & Innovation at the National League of Cities, and coordinated the 2010 Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies in her role at the Climate Institute in Washington, DC. She received a Taubman Scholarship to pursue a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Michigan, and won the Helene M. Overly Scholarship from the WTS Michigan Chapter during her graduate studies. Corinne also holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.