Barb Chamberlain

Policy Leader, Public Speaker, and Writer in Washington

Barb Chamberlain

Policy Leader, Public Speaker, and Writer in Washington

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Policy thinker and community connector passionate about transportation equity. First director of the Active Transportation Division, WA State Dept. of Transportation (started March 1, 2017).

Previous roles: 2016-2017, Chief Strategic Officer for Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club, after leading Washington Bikes into the merger that created the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit. 2012-2016, Executive Director of Washington Bikes. Creator of womenbikeblogs.com & @WomenBikeBlogs. Named Transportation Champion 2019 by Transportation Choices Coalition. Received Doug Walker Achievement Award from Cascade Bicycle club 2019. Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals 2015 Nonprofit Professional of the Year. Prior to that, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at WSU Spokane for 14+ years. Once upon a time, the youngest woman ever elected to the Idaho State House and Senate. Often on my bike, always on coffee.

  • Work
    • WA State DOT
  • Education
    • MPA, EWU; BAs English + Linguistic WSU