Hank Kelley is a Transportation Planning & Programs Supervisor for the Mobile GR Department in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hank’s role in charge of the Transportation Planning, Policy and Communications (PPC) division focuses primarily on transit and new mobility initiatives. These include managing Grand Rapids’ Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) circulator, AVGR autonomous vehicle pilot, Residential Parking Permit Program and customer outreach and information campaigns. Additionally, Hank coordinates closely with the local public transit authority – The Rapid – to make service and stop investments that improve the user experience and enhance operations. The PPC division acts as primary liaison on transportation planning to the City’s Planning Department for corridor and neighborhood studies, as well as other regional transportation studies like the West Michigan Express initiative and Division Avenue Transit Oriented Development Study.
Prior to this position, Hank worked for a large transit agency, a small city, and in the private sector on projects ranging from active transportation plans to NEPA corridor studies. Hank is excited about expanding sustainable transportation choices and the possibility for mid-size cities like Grand Rapids to lead the way in adopting 21st century transportation solutions.
Hank received their B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University, and their Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. They currently serve as a local government appointee to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Advisory Commission for the State of Michigan.