Associate Planner Anna Snyder Kelly
Office: 206 957 8588
Anna is an organized creative-type, a distiller of ideas, and a consensus builder.
- transit arts programs
- creative community engagement processes
- storytelling through document design
A FEW OF MY
- listening to people tell their favorite stories
- an afternoon cup of tea
- hiking with my dog
She comes to planning from a background in ethnomusicology and experience working with artists and musicians in South Louisiana. 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. 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.