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. As of March 1, 2017, Director of the newly created Active Transportation Division, WA State Dept. of Transportation.

Previous roles: 2016-2017, Chief Strategic Officer for Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club, after leading Washington Bikes into the merger that creates the nation's largest statewide bicycle nonprofit. 2012-2016, Executive Director of Washington Bikes. Prior to that, Director of Communications & Public Affairs at WSU Spokane for 14+ years. Creator of womenbikeblogs.com & @WomenBikeBlogs. Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals 2015 Nonprofit Professional of the Year. Spokanite living in Seattle. Once upon a time, the youngest woman ever elected to the Idaho State House and Senate. Always on coffee.

  • Work
    • WA State Dept. of Transportati
  • Education
    • MPA, Eastern Washington University; BA English, Washington State Univ