Audrey Wennink - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Audrey Wennink

Audrey directs MPC’s transportation efforts and coordinates transportation initiatives with other facets of planning including affordable housing, land use, equity and the environment. She leads transportation research and advocacy efforts including pursuing sustainable funding for transportation in Illinois, integration of performance-based planning methods into transportation practice, and developing efforts to boost transportation equity. She serves on various regional stakeholder committees guiding transportation project development. She also leads the MPC Regional Planning & Investments Advisory Committee, comprised of regional business and public policy leaders.

Prior to MPC, Audrey was a transportation planning and policy consultant for 12 years with national expertise in transit, traffic safety, freight and performance based planning. Prior to her planning career she served in various communications roles in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

A Chicago resident for more than 20 years, Audrey is a board member of the Greater Chicago chapter of WTS, a professional organization to advance women in the transportation industry, and a member of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society focusing on land economics and planning issues. Audrey also serves on the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s transportation committee. She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from Colby College and a Master’s in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

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Audrey Wennink Director of Transportation
312 863 6004

Areas of expertise

  • Transportation planning
  • Transportation policy
  • Performance management

Education

Masters of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. in English/Spanish, Colby College

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