As Mary Wade steps down to focus more time on safe routes to school efforts, BikeWalk Provo’s board of directors unanimously selects Austin Taylor as executive director of the organization. A Provo resident for nearly a decade and a year-round bike commuter and pedestrian, Austin understands the city of Provo, its challenges and opportunities, and comes ready to get things done.
A BikeWalk Provo volunteer since 2015, Austin has helped out with numerous projects and is intimately familiar with the organization and its people. Austin has served as communications director of BikeWalk Provo for the past three years; writing letters, articles, and press releases, putting together our newsletters, and running our social media accounts. He also served a key role in planning Bike Month and tactical urbanism projects for the past few years.
As BikeWalk Provo has recently become a certified 501c3 nonprofit organization, Austin hopes to “tighten up the loose screws”, making BikeWalk Provo more efficient, effective, and organized. In his first few months, he plans to update the website to reflect our current organization and operations, create an organizational chart with distinct volunteer roles, and launch a complete streets policy advocacy campaign that will guide Provo City’s soon-to-be-hired city engineer.
Austin’s professional history includes running Provo Bicycle Collective from 2015 through 2018, working on parking and sustainability issues for Provo City Government, and managing active transportation projects for Park City Municipal. He holds a bachelor’s degree from BYU in Latin American studies, nonprofit management, and music and is currently studying real estate development at the University of Utah.
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