Veronica O. Davis, P.E. is a self-described transportation nerd. She believes all people should have access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation. She has 20 years of experience in civil engineering and planning. She is currently the Director of Transportation and Drainage Operations for the City of Houston.
Director Davis serves 2.3 million residents in the City of Houston and leads 900 employees. Her oversight includes 15,000 lane miles, 2500 traffic signals, 1,370 bridges, 3,900 miles of stormwater lines, 2,800 miles of roadside ditches, and over 1 million traffic signs. She is responsible for delivering two of Mayor Turner’s signature programs, Next Day Potholes and Street Rehabilitation Initiative. In addition, As the Houston continues to transform, her team is implementing projects to increase safety such as high comfort bicycle lanes, expanding the trail network along the bayous, and improve sidewalks to accommodate children traveling to school and people with disabilities.
Prior to the City of Houston, she was a Managing Partner at Nspiregreen LLC, which she co-founded in 2009. She oversaw all transportation and urban design program and had projects in cities such as the District of Columbia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Grand Rapids, Charleston, and Detroit. She also worked with several counties along the east coast.
She is one of the co-founders of Black Women Bike (BWB). She is the Vice President on the Board for America Walks. She earned her dual Masters Degrees (Engineering Management and Regional Planning) from Cornell University. She has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. She is a registered professional engineer.