"The one thing that really interested me about CMAP was how it works at the intersection of federal, state, and local policy. I really enjoy bringing that regional perspective to governing.
"I was also drawn to CMAP because even though we are a transportation planning agency, there's such a wide breadth of what we do as a regional planning agency. It is very attractive to me to work on everything from climate and energy, to environment and housing, in addition to everything the agency is already doing for transportation.
"As an intergovernmental agency, we can see how all those functions work together to complement each other. One of the best parts about my job at CMAP, first as an executive program coordinator and now in my current role in federal affairs, has involved being able to talk to all of our subject matter experts across the board when something comes up. We need to tell decision makers how legislation will impact various programming under our jurisdiction in a proactive and consistent way, so our federal partners know the range of things that we're working on."
Tim plays an integral role in CMAP's federal outreach and government affairs work. In his free time, he enjoys taking strolls around his neighborhood parks with his new puppy, Marty.