Sustainable Transportation Board
Public servant promotes sustainable transportation
Ten years ago, Anderson co-founded Greenroads Foundation—now the Sustainable Transportation Board—to promote sustainability education and certify transportation projects through its Greenroads Rating System, an instruction manual for measuring and managing sustainability on streets, highways, bridges, rails and trails. Under Anderson’s leadership, the firm grew from small non-profit of four volunteers to a global organization with over 43 volunteers, a full-time operations staff and more than 5,000 users in 64 countries. In 2013, President Obama recognized Anderson and work at Greenroads as a Champion of Change for Transportation Technology in the 21st Century. In 2018, Anderson was elected as a councilmember for the City of Redmond, Wash. She currently serves as council vice president and represents Redmond on the board for the Cascade Water Alliance. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Anderson to the State of Washington Public Works Board, which provides financial and technical assistance to Washington communities for critical infrastructure. In her free time, Anderson fosters beagles and is an active volunteer for the Seattle Beagle Rescue. She received her doctorate in sustainability and civil engineering from the University of Washington.