Steve Davis

Steve Davis is the Assistant VP of Transportation Strategy for Smart Growth America.

Steve has been with Smart Growth America since July 2006, joining as a communications fellow before moving to serve within the Transportation for America program from its inception until 2017 and then serving as SGA’s Director of Communications from 2017-2021.

Trained at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism & Mass Communication, he was an award-winning photojournalist before following his passion for great places to Smart Growth America. He’s worn many hats over the years, writing speeches for Gov. Parris Glendening, spearheading the launch of SGA’s first blog in 2007, kickstarting the organization’s online advocacy efforts and social media presences, helping launch the Transportation for America campaign in 2008 (and then reimagining it in 2019,) producing videos, and running messaging and communications training workshops for advocates and practitioners.

Within SGA’s Transportation and Thriving Communities team, Steve focuses on strategic communications and long-term initiatives, including T4America, the National Complete Streets Coalition, and SGA’s other transportation programs.

He loves the challenge of figuring out how to turn the complex policies and details of creating more smart, sustainable, lovable places into messages that resonate with a wide range of people, so communities can change how they build and grow. Steve lives in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife and three kids and loves soccer, rehabbing their old house, and biking all over the city.

Reach Steve at sdavis [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.