Here is what we said in recommending him:
Joe will bring a balanced perspective on movement of people and goods in Seattle, with financial abilities the committee can use for oversight of Move Seattle’s progress.
We know Joe from involvement in creation of safer streets for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride bikes in West Seattle and the Duwamish manufacturing and industrial area. Joe rides a bike to his job as an accountant at a Port of Seattle shipping company tenant, often with a stop to drop his daughter off at daycare. He understands first hand the the safety and connectivity challenges and importance of moving freight and people on bikes through the same corridors.
Joe’s family has made a personal commitment to sustainable transportation, and they are working to make it safe and attractive for others, generously sharing their time and expertise.
Joe lives in and is fully engaged in one of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhoods for income, race and ethnicity. He will bring a good perspective of the issues of equity for our transportation spending.
Joe approaches advocacy, and people in general, in a friendly and cooperative manner, working well with others. We think you will find him a great asset to oversight of Move Seattle.