Evian Patterson, MPA, is Associate Director of the Parking and Ground Transportation Division at the District Department of Transportation. As Associate Director, he leads parking and curbside management, focusing on implementing data-driven parking solutions and providing accessible public information with technological innovation. He also serves as an Operations Administration leader for activities related to large special events, including planning and implementing ground transportation access and use of District curbsides. Patterson joined DDOT in 2013, taking over management of 18,000 parking meter spaces and services, and the internal and contractor teams that facilitated them. This included overseeing the District parking system’s conversion to smart, networked assets, as well as managing one of the most successful pay-by-cell service for parking programs in the US. In 2016, Patterson was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser to serve as an advisor on the For-Hire Vehicle Advisory Council. Patterson holds a master’s in public administration from New York University with a focus on public finance and municipal revenue generation and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.