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Transit for Livable Communities Hires New Executive Director to Lead Efforts in Reforming Minnesota’s Transportation System

11/10/2009

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Katie Eukel
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Danmember (St. Paul) – Transit for Livable Communities (TLC) proudly announces its new executive director, Dan Hoxworth. He will oversee the strategic direction of the non-profit as it promotes a balanced transportation system that encourages transit, walking, bicycling, and smart development.

“Transit for Livable Communities is clearly the go-to organization for creating a balanced transportation system in the Twin Cities region,” says Hoxworth. “The organization’s excellent policy work and strong advocacy is essential to creating a transportation system that serves all Minnesotans and promotes a healthy, active lifestyle.”

“I am also committed to seizing the opportunity to work with our valued community partners and create the most pedestrian- and bike-friendly region in the United States,” says Hoxworth. “Our Bike Walk Twin Cities initiative will transform Minneapolis and its surrounding communities into a national model for a bike-walk friendly region.

“I’m honored to continue the organization’s exemplary work, which was well-managed under Lea Schuster,” Hoxworth adds. “With the Board and staff, we are committed to engaging individuals in a grassroots movement for transportation policy reform and investment.”

Hoxworth joins Transit for Livable Communities at a dynamic time. He succeeds Lea Schuster, who left TLC to work for the Transportation for America campaign in Washington, D.C., of which TLC is a member. TLC will ramp up the momentum it has achieved with Bike Walk Twin Cities, a $22 million, federally-funded initiative. While celebrating the success of Hiawatha LRT and the opening of Northstar Commuter Rail, TLC won’t rest until the Central and Southwest corridors are operating as well.

“Dan Hoxworth is a proven leader who has the skills and energy to help transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians build a powerful movement for transportation choices,” says Jennifer Munt, Board President of Transit for Livable Communities. “We are thrilled to have Dan on board.”

Hoxworth is well-known in the non-profit sector. For 10 years, he was President of Neighborhood House, which he transformed from a $1.6 million to a $5.5 million organization. In that position, Hoxworth conceived and orchestrated the design, development and construction of the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building, the Congressional living memorial to the Wellstones. His extensive community leadership roles include chairing the 200-plus member Council of Agency Executives of the Greater Twin Cities United Way, leading the Nonprofit Roundtable of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and serving as a founding member and officer of the Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities. He has extensive relationships within diverse communities, having served on the Latino Leadership Council and the Cultural Diversity Task Force of the League of Minnesota Cities. The Somali community has recognized him as an honorary elder. He is a frequent speaker and has authored journal articles, written guest editorials, and held conferences.

He received a Master in Public Administration (MPA) in Nonprofit Management from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and also completed doctoral work in Administrative Science/Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

For a high-resolution photograph of Dan, please contact Katie Eukel at katie@fourthsectorconsulting.com.

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Transit for Livable Communities is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization working to reform Minnesota’s transportation system. Through advocacy, organizing, and research, Transit for Livable Communities promotes a balanced transportation system that encourages transit, walking, biking, and transit-oriented development. www.tlcminnesota.org

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i am a high school grad w/dan hoxworth and have been looking for him for awhile, just to catch up and say hello,my name is susan t., my mother died of cancer in '93 and my dad, a doctor in mexico, missouri, just passed away sept.7,09...i've been wondering what he's been doing over the years and couldn't find him...seeing his picture for me is a dead ringer for his smile is the same now as it was then...please pass this on to dan for me and give him my email address for contact, or phone (cell)573-721-3029....great to see him at what he does best everything....

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