Associate Planner Anna Snyder Kelly
Office: 206 957 8588
- transit oriented development
- creative community engagement processes
- storytelling through document design
A FEW OF MY
- listening to people tell their favorite stories
- an afternoon cup of tea
- the feeling of clay in my hands at a pottery wheel
Anna is an organized creative-type, a distiller of ideas, and a consensus builder. Throughout her graduate work in Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning, she intentionally struck a balance between urban design and public policy, putting her in the perfect position to act as a translator between these two interdependent worlds. Recently, she has honed this skill by facilitating Sound Transit interagency charrettes to help identify Transit Oriented Development opportunities in Kirkland and Redmond and by designing public workshops to gather input on the Town Center Vision in Lake Forest Park.
Anna has professional planning experience in public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has coordinated the design process of a façade improvement grant program, fostered creative community amongst local small businesses, organized successful community engagement processes, and worked with a variety of partners to support equitable transit-oriented development and promote urban livability.
Anna brings a sense of playfulness and curiosity to her work. She is passionate about the power of community participation and believes that a great city should have infrastructure that reflects the values and strengths of its citizens.
Anna is energized by her regular yoga practice, walks along rocky coastlines, and discovering clever and surprising public art.
Imagine a child discovering something new about the world. Their face lights up with wonder and pride. This is the emotion that cities should inspire in people—regardless of age.