Meet Jillian, The Street Trust’s New Executive Director

The Street Trust made a big announcement this week: Jillian Detweiler will be carrying on the torch as the organization’s new executive director.

We’re thrilled, and the feeling is mutual: “The BTA, and now The Street Trust, has shaped this region,” Jillian said in yesterday’s announcement. “It’s an honor to be entrusted with leading and growing such an important player in our political landscape.”

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Jillian official will take the reins from current interim director, Stephanie Noll, on August 7th. Since January, our board has led a nationwide search and review process to select the organization’s next executive director. Jillian emerged as a uniquely knowledgeable and experienced leader capable of leading The Street Trust’s policy efforts and commitments to inclusiveness and equity as we work toward healthy, thriving communities where bicycling, walking, and transit are safe and appealing options accessible to all residents.

Jillian has been a key player in making our region more accessible and improving transit options in the Metro area. As TriMet’s director of real estate, Jillian paved the way for the MAX Orange Line connecting Portland to Milwaukie – a project for which she oversaw $240 million of property acquisition.

“Most of my career has been spent leading projects that create walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented communities,” Jillian said. “I am excited about leading The Street Trust as we complete the move a to broader agenda that gives people safe and healthy transportation choices and builds political power with our coalition partners.”

Read more about Jillian’s experience in this recent interview with BikePortland

“I’m excited to work with Jillian,” said The Street Trust’s board chair Justin Yuen. “Jillian has a unique combination of urban planning, deep knowledge of transportation policy and funding along with political acumen.” Jillian currently serves as the interim development manager for Prosper Portland and will be joining The Street Trust team starting on August 7.

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Comments (1)

  1. James Zehren Permalink  | Jun 23, 2017 10:50am

    Congratulations, Jillian. Cream does still rise to the top!