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Ann Cheng

GreenTRIP Program Director

Ann was a leader at TransForm for almost 15 years before leaving in July 2020. Ann was the founder and director of TransForm’s GreenTRIP program, which is advancing a paradigm shift to create more homes with less driving. She brings deep expertise on housing and transportation policy, fundraising and budget management, data analysis and GIS, and community engagement. 

Ann led the development of the GreenTRIP Parking Database and GreenTRIP Connect, two powerful free online tools to support the development of more transit-oriented development with right-sized parking. She was instrumental in the passage of AB 744, a state law that lowered parking minimums for transit-oriented development and new homes for seniors and people with disabilities. In its first 10 years, the GreenTRIP program has certified over 6,500 units in almost 50 projects, and diverted over $100 million from parking spaces to transit and other benefits for residents.

Ann has 19 years of experience in county government, consulting, and the nonprofit sector. She was a councilmember and former Mayor of El Cerrito in 2008-2012, where she grew up and still lives today. Her leadership was recognized in the San Francisco Business Times Top 40 Under 40 award in 2014, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green-Building Super Hero Award in 2015.