Visiting Anderson Park
On stage for a TED Talk!
Visiting Anderson Park
Dr. Jeralee Anderson is serving her first term as Councilmember in the City of Redmond, Washington and is currently Vice President of the Council. TLDR version.
In her day job, Jeralee Anderson is the President/CEO and co-founder of Greenroads International, a globally recognized nonprofit organization leading the green and equitable transformation of the transportation industry through education and the independent third-party sustainability certification of transportation projects. Currently, she manages an infrastructure project portfolio of over $35 billion dollars in more than 11 states and 8 countries. She collaborates with public works professionals, departments of transportation, ecologists, planners and designers, general contractors, and multiple non-profit partners daily.
She earned her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her doctorate from the University of Washington in construction engineering and sustainability, including a certificate in business administration from the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
Dr. Anderson is a licensed civil engineer in Washington State and California and legacy LEED Accredited Professional. As the executive leader for the small nonprofit she founded in Redmond, she manages day to day operations and is responsible for governance, board development, program management, human resources, budget, strategic planning, and more.
In 2013, President Obama recognized her and her team at Greenroads as White House Transportation Champions of Change for the 21st Century.
Recently, Dr. Anderson was named as one of the nation's 2021 Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals in the construction industry by Engineering News Record.
In 2021, Acting Director Henry Jardine appointed her to serve on the Industry Advisory Group of the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Overseas Building Operations.
She serves in her professional capacity as a technical volunteer for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - Transportation Research Board (TRB), Environmental Analysis and Ecology Committee and Rail Transit Infrastructure Design and Maintenance, and previously served on the now-retired Sustainability in Transportation Committee and the General Structures Committee.
Volunteering & Community Service
Jeralee is a dedicated public servant at the local, regional, and state levels. She is committed to ethical leadership, financial stewardship, and good governance in all of her roles.
In 2019, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Dr. Anderson to serve on the Washington State Public Works Board, representing all cities in the state of Washington through the Association of Washington Cities (AWC). She was appointed to serve on the Executive Committee in 2020.
She serves in a variety of Mayoral and Council appointments including as an alternate on the King County Regional Transit Committee as part of the Sound Cities Association (SCA).
Dr. Anderson also is an alternate to the Mayor on the Cascade Water Alliance Board of Directors, and sits on its Finance & Management Committee.
Recently, in 2020, the Mayor appointed her to serve on the Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters (LEOFF I) Disability Board.
She is an active volunteer and foster dog mom for the Seattle Beagle Rescue.