Join advocates Adam Ballard and Barbara Cornew to discuss sustainable and accessible transportation in Chicago.
Adam Ballard is the Housing and Transportation Policy Analyst at Access Living in Chicago. In that role, he develops policy priorities and messaging in housing, transportation, and related planning issues. He acts as a thought leader on integrating accessibility for disabled people, and manages relationships with elected officials and public agencies that that can help advance the disability community’s advocacy agenda.
Adam also believes strongly in the power of community organizing to make change, and has served as an organizer and supervised other organizers on multiple campaigns, professionally at Access Living and as a volunteer elsewhere. He serves on boards and advisory committees at several agencies and organizations in the Chicagoland area. Adam and his family live in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.
Barbara Cornew is the campaign organizer for the Walk and Roll the Vote project at the Active Transportation Alliance. Her advocacy activities focus on grass-tops, the business community and federal and state elected officials. She previously served as the community engagement leader on many Active Transportation Plans for suburban municipalities. She then served as District Director to newly elected Congressman Brad Schneider, a multi-modal advocate and cyclist, during his first term.
Barbara also has international experience, working for Citibank, Mexico as Vice-President of Operations and Asst. VP of Strategic Planning. Barbara holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a BA in psychology and economics from Wheaton College, Massachusetts. She has been elected to a local K-8 public school board and has served on several strategic planning boards for non-profit organizations.