2019 Complete Streets Dinner
Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and special guest, Tamika Butler, at our Ninth Annual Complete Streets Dinner, conveniently scheduled during the 2019 Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington, DC. This intimate and fun event brings together top Complete Streets professionals, policymakers, supporters, and friends to celebrate the successes of the Complete Streets movement in the last year.
The Ninth Annual Complete Streets Dinner will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Carmine’s in Washington, DC.
At last year’s dinner, we were excited to introduce our new policy framework that focuses on equity and implementation. Since then, we’ve continued to push the envelope, hosting the Intersection conference—where Complete Streets and equity were front and center—and working with communities to ensure that equity is at the heart of the Complete Streets movement. That is why this year, we are honored to welcome Tamika Butler, a national leader in equitable transportation work, as our featured speaker.
Tamika Butler serves as the Principal of Tamika L. Butler Consulting where she focuses on shining a light on inequality, inequity, and social justice. She provides consulting, training, and public speaking for a wide range of organizations in the public and private sectors.
Tamika has a diverse background in law, community organizing and nonprofit leadership. Recently she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across Greater Los Angeles. Before that, she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Prior to leading LACBC, Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director.
She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as an employment lawyer at Legal Aid at Work in San Francisco, CA (formerly Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center). Tamika previously served as the co-chair of the National Center for Lesbian Rights Board of Directors and served on the board of an affordable housing land trust, T.R.U.S.T. South LA . She currently serves on the boards of the New Leaders Council – Los Angeles and Lambda Literary Foundation and is an advisory board member for Legal Aid at Work’s Fair Play for Girls in Sports program. Tamika received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, and received her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Sociology in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. She currently lives in Leimert Park with her wife Kelly, son Atei, and their adorable Schnoodle Stewart Little.
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Hour: Open bar, passed appetizers, and greeting friends
7:00 p.m. – Remarks from Tamika Butler
7:45 p.m. – Dinner
This event is open to the public. Dinner tickets are available for $155 per person. Employees of a National Complete Streets Coalition Partner organization are eligible for a ticket discount—please contact Natasha Riveron at nriveron [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org to get a discount code.
We are returning to Carmine’s again this year, and if it is anything like last year, it is going to be an unforgettable night.
The National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, is a non-profit, non-partisan alliance of public interest organizations and transportation professionals committed to the development and implementation of Complete Streets policies and practices. A nationwide movement launched by the Coalition in 2004, Complete Streets is the integration of people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks. To date, over 1,200 agencies have adopted Complete Streets policies.