Former Metropolis Information Returns as Director of Greensboro Transportation | Native information

Hanna Cockburn

City of Greensboro

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GREENSBORO – Following a national search, Hanna Cockburn has been appointed director of the city’s transportation division, city administrator David Parrish announced today.

Cockburn, who served as the city’s long-term strategic planning manager from 2013 to 2018, will start her new job on March 16, according to a press release.

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Greensboro City worker Hanna Cockburn looks at an 1880s house on Pearson Street in Greensboro, NC on June 23, 2014.

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For the past two years, Cockburn worked for the NC Department of Transportation in Raleigh. She was director for bicycle and pedestrian transport, most recently director for integrated mobility.

“Hanna has an extensive background in both transportation and planning that enables her to guide the city’s transportation and mobility plans into the future,” Parrish said in the press release. “Hanna knows this community and I know that she will continue to improve the services we offer to the community.”

Cockburn is a member of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a member of the LGFCU 2015 Local Government Fellow.

She is also elected President for the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association and Chair of the APA Education Committee. She serves on the council of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials on Active Transportation, the Council on Public Transportation, and the Technical Committee on Non-Motorized Transportation. Cockburn is a member of the Standing Committee of the Transportation Research Committee on Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands and has served on the Greensboro Housing Authority’s board of directors since 2018.

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