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“Mobility on the Frontline” Panel

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Natalie Stiffler
Via Mobility Services, Director of Operations

Natalie Stiffler is Via’s Director of Operations. She oversees Via’s operations and fleet maintenance for contracted services with RTD and the City of Boulder, which includes Access-a-Ride, FlexRide, and HOP service. In her previous role at the City of Boulder as a Senior Transportation Planner, she managed transportation planning and implementation efforts with a particular focus on public transit and its relationship to other transportation options and city-wide goals. Natalie earned dual masters degrees in Transportation Engineering and City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a bachelors degree in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego.

Kathleen Bracke
Boulder County - Transportation Planning, Deputy Director

Kathleen Bracke currently serves as the Deputy Director of Transportation Planning for Boulder County, CO, overseeing the multimodal transportation planning team which provides planning, policy, projects, programs, and services for people using all modes of travel throughout Boulder County. Prior to joining Boulder County, Ms. Bracke served as the GO Boulder Manager for the City of Boulder (CO) from 2012-2019, and as the Director of Transportation Planning & Special Projects for the City of Fort Collins (CO) from 1994-2012. Prior to coming to Colorado, Ms. Bracke served as the Transportation Program Manager for the City of Anaheim (CA) from 1990-1994. Ms. Bracke has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Masters degree in Architecture & Urban Planning, specializing in transportation planning, from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Joan Lyons
Boulder Transportation Connections, Planner and TDM Outreach Specialist

Joan is a dedicated urban planner that has worked on various innovative projects throughout the State of Colorado and the City of Boulder. She holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning, works primarily for Boulder Transportation Connections, Boulder's Transportation Management Association. She is on the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter Board, and volunteers regularly with the Colorado Chapter of Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS), and Bicycle Colorado. In her spare time, Joan likes to run, practice yoga, and ski.


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The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our daily lives draw attention to how connected we are to each other in our community. We're experiencing new mobility challenges and limitations, especially on the frontline. Tune into this lively panel discussion about how the pandemic is impacting Boulder's essential workers. We'll discuss how energy, mobility, and sustainability relate during the pandemic, and what that might mean for the future. 

Submit your questions for the panelists by 5 pm on Tuesday, May 12 to Zoe at [email protected] (This event is coordinated by 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Via Mobility Services.) 

Panel Topics:    

Frontline Workers   

Energy/Sustainability    

Mobility    

Open Q&A 

Panelists:  

Kathleen Bracke, Boulder County Transportation Planning, Deputy Director 

Natalie Stiffler, Via Mobility Services, Director of Operations    

Kevin Crouse, Boulder B-cycle, Executive Director    

Joshua Sperling, Ph.D., National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Urban Futures Engineer    

Clark Rider, University of Colorado Boulder, Sustainable Transportation Specialist    

Joan Lyons, Boulder Transportation Connections, Planner and TDM Outreach Specialist 

Facilitator:    

Zoe DeVito, Via Mobility Services, Grants and Contracts Coordinator