Senior Community Planner, Silicon Valley
Chris Lepe is the Silicon Valley Senior Community Planner for TransForm. Chris has over fifteen years of experience leading campaigns, initiatives, and coalitions around transportation, land use, housing, and health policy in communities across Silicon Valley.
Chris’ expertise and experience includes collective development of campaign strategy and consensus building around policy positions with diverse coalitions, such as around the 2016 Santa Clara County and 2018 San Mateo County transportation ballot measures. Community engagement and organizing has included coordinating outreach to workers and business owners regarding the Alum Rock Bus Rapid Transit project and Highway 101 Managed Lanes project. Chris has planned events and convenings with up to 300 attendees, including the Let’s Get Moving Summit and the Connecting Communities event series. He also conducts quantitative analysis and authors reports and blog posts for TransForm.
Chris has taught courses in the Environmental Studies, Health Science, and Intercultural Studies Departments at De Anza College and San Jose State University. He received his BA in Environmental Studies with a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Masters in Urban Planning at San Jose State University.