Monday, October 14, 2013

Engh as Campaign Manager

rachel-engh.jpgRachel Engh (MURP '11) is currently the campaign manager for Minneapolis mayoral candidate, Bob Fine. She's enjoying learning about residents' concerns and hopes for the city, and had been meeting passionate Humphrey alumni along the way! Although she's decided that politics won't be in her future, she's learning valuable skills that she plans to use while working in community economic development, a field she hopes to enter post-election.

Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn.

Shardlow in Star Tribune

josie-shardlow.jpgJosie Shardlow (MPP '11) recently joined the city of Brooklyn Park as a neighborhood relations specialist and has already started to help build neighborhood relationships in the northern suburbs as seen in a recent Star Tribune article.

Josie's position is described in the article by her boss, Elizabeth Tolzmann, who says, "Her primary duties are to develop and create neighborhoods, working with residents in a grass-roots way...she's really starting from scratch. We are following the St. Louis Park model. We want to build neighborhood and community connections at a grass-roots level. Residents define the neighborhoods and boundaries."

Read the full article.

Connect with Josie on LinkedIn.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Promotion for Ungemah

143c343.jpgDavid Ungemah (MP '96) is now an Assistant Vice President with Parsons Brinckerhoff , a 14,000-employee international planning and engineering firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Balfour Beatty. His role is as the National Managed Lanes Practice Manager.

Interestingly, David first was introduced to managed lanes while at the Humphrey School, having worked as a research assistant for the State and Local Policy Program under Humphrey Senior Fellow Lee Munnich. He continued this area of expertise throughout his career, and continues to work side-by-side with Lee Munnich on projects (including I-35E MnPASS Extension) and research (as co-chairs of the Transportation Research Board Committee on Congestion Pricing). David is currently based in Denver, Colorado.

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Douma Part of $10.4 Million Transportation Safety Project

Frank Douma.jpgThe University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) will lead a new $10.4 million regional consortium that includes several Humphrey School faculty members, including alumnus Frank Douma (MA '93), Greg Lindsey, Lee Munnich, Kathy Quick, and research staff will work on the project which aims to improve transportation safety.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is helping fund the project with $5.2 million federal dollars; another $5.2 million in matching funds will come from regional, state, and local partners. The CTS consortium is one of 33 grant recipients out of nearly 150 applicants.

Read more here.