Celebrating Black HERstory
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Celebrate Black HERstory Join us for a candid discussion with Veronica Davis, Director of Transportation and Drainage for the City of Houston, and Tomika Monterville, Director of the Department of Transportation for the City of San Antonio, as they discuss leading transportation operations for two major Texas cities.Speakers
Veronica O. Davis, PE is a self-described transportation nerd. She believes all people should have access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation. She has 19 years of experience in civil engineering and planning. She is currently the Director of Transportation and Drainage Operations for the City of Houston. She is also the co-founder and former Managing Partner at Nspiregreen LLC. She is one of the co-founders of Black Women Bike (BWB). She is on Board for America Walks. She earned her dual Master’s Degrees (Engineering Management and Regional Planning) from Cornell University. She has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Maryland. She lives in the District of Columbia with her husband, daughter, and dog.
The City of San Antonio, Texas, recently selected Tomika Monterville to lead their new Department of Transportation. In this role, Tomika will work with engineers, planners, and other stakeholders to provide coordination with VIA, the public transit agency, and improve sidewalk and bicycle infrastructure to support the City’s Vision Zero goals.
Prior to joining the City of San Antonio, Tomika was recently the Director of Planning & Development for the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (dba LYNX) and Transit Manager for Lake County Florida.
Seminal projects in Tomika’s career include planning the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and District of Columbia’s first Rapid Bus service, MetroExtra, and planning for the original, modern D.C. Streetcar program. Tomika has held positions with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and was the Executive Director for the H Street Main Street (Washington, D.C.).
From her first introduction to transportation planning as an intern with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA), Tomika has built her career leveraging relationships to maximize the economic development benefits of equitable, public transportation investments across the country.