01/01/09

Welcome Dan Hoxworth as TLC's New Executive Director!Welcome Dan Hoxworth as TLC's New Executive Director!

We are thrilled to announce that Dan Hoxworth has joined Transit for Livable Communities as its new executive director!

Please join us for a welcome celebration at The Happy Gnome (498 Selby Avenue in Saint Paul) on Monday, November 16th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You’ll have the opportunity to meet Dan and connect with other TLC members over tasty food and drink. Please RSVP to Art Allen at ArtA@tlcminnesota.org if you plan to come, so we can plan for food. 

Hoxworth joins TLC at a dynamic time. With the Northstar line opening and the Hiawatha line operating successfully, the organization will not rest until the bus system is soundly supported and the rest of our regional transitways system (including the Central and Southwest lines) is built out. In addition, TLC Danmemberwill ramp up the momentum it has achieved with Bike Walk Twin Cities, a $22 million, federally funded initiative aimed at increasing bicycling and walking in Minneapolis and its neighboring communities.

“I’m honored to continue the work that was started by Barb Thoman, John DeWitt, and Lea Schuster,” says Hoxworth. “Transit for Livable Communities is clearly the go-to organization for creating a balanced transportation system in the Twin Cities region, and I’m excited to build upon the grassroots momentum generated by TLC’s fantastic members.”

Dan is passionate about community revitalization and building strong institutions. He is well-known in the nonprofit sector from his decade-long experience as President of Neighborhood House, which he transformed from a $1.6 million to a $5.5 million organization. In that position, Hoxworth conceived and orchestrated the design, development and construction of the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building, the Congressional living memorial to the Wellstones.

Dan also worked on transportation issues in Missouri, where he started a neighborhood association that quickly grew into one of the most active and powerful neighborhood groups in Kansas City. He worked with environmental groups to stop a second beltway from being included in the 2020 Transportation plan of the Metropolitan Council’s equivalent in Kansas City, and reframed the debate to focus on revitalizing the urban core.

His extensive community leadership roles include chairing the 200-plus member Council of Agency Executives of the Greater Twin Cities United Way, leading the Nonprofit Roundtable of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, and serving as a founding member and officer of the Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities. He has extensive relationships within diverse communities, having served on the Latino Leadership Council and the Cultural Diversity Task Force of the League of Minnesota Cities. The Somali community has recognized him as an honorary elder. He is a frequent speaker and has authored journal articles (including ones focusing on transportation and development), written guest editorials, and held conferences.

He received a Master in Public Administration (MPA) in Nonprofit Management from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and also completed doctoral work in Administrative Science/Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

“Dan Hoxworth is a proven leader who has the skills and energy to help transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians build a powerful movement for transportation choices,” says Jennifer Munt, Board President of Transit for Livable Communities. “We are thrilled to have Dan on board.”

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Bike Walk Twin Cities E-Newsletter