Move Utah hosted the first of a two-part webinar last week entitled “The Intersection of Equity & Diversity: Impacts on Underserved Communities.” This engaging virtual event focused on the literal and figurative intersection of the built environment and its impacts on diverse and underserved communities.
The Move Utah March webinar will continue the discussion of equity and diversity in transportation planning and implementation. This webinar will contextualize the issues with Utah-specific examples from local subject-matter experts and representatives from diverse and underserved communities. Panelists will also highlight what is being done to proactively plan for a more equitable future transportation system.
Nichol Bourdeaux is the planning and engagement officer for the Utah Transit Authority. She oversees community engagement, customer experience, customer service, innovative mobility solutions and planning.
Before serving in her current position at UTA, she served as the deputy director of housing and neighborhood development for Salt Lake City Corporation.
Maria is the CEO of NeighborWorks Salt Lake, an organization that partners with residents, government, and business to build and sustain neighborhoods of choice.
In addition to this, she serves on the multicultural commission for the state of Utah, with an aim to improve equity educational resources and intercultural development training in state agencies. She also acts as external director for American Express National Bank and holds degrees from the University of Utah, Utah State and Harvard Executive program.
Ashley Cleveland, the first Black city planner in Utah, is the Promise Program Manager at Millcreek City and a graduate of the U of U City and Metropolitan Planning Program.
She is an APA and Black Space member, serves as a volunteer leader for Outdoor Afro, a Utah Outdoor Recreation Advisory Board Committee member and a human rights commissioner at Salt Lake City Corporation.