Manager - Mobility and Parking Services, City of Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids, MI
Josh Naramore became the Mobile GR and Parking Manager for the City of Grand Rapids in February 2016. This new role assists the City’s economic development and quality of life goals by increasing the number of people who take transit, walk, bike, or commute/travel in a way other than driving alone and managing the City’s on and off-street parking assets. He is the lead on a number of City initiatives to expand mobility options in neighborhoods and throughout Downtown.
Josh has more than 10 years of experience in transportation planning working at the state, regional and local level. Prior to joining the City, Josh was the Transportation Studies Manager for the regional planning agency in Cleveland, Ohio focusing on bicycle and pedestrian safety and transit-oriented development. He spent the majority of his career as a Senior Transportation Planner for Metro, the regional government in Portland, Oregon working in transportation safety, transit planning and project development. Josh also spent time working for the Florida Department of Transportation in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
He received a Master’s in public affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in 2005, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2002.