City of Houston

Houston Public Works
Media Release
Date: 01/04/2021

HOUSTON Veronica O. Davis, PE, has been named Director of Transportation & Drainage Operations, a service line within Houston Public Works. Transportation & Drainage operations is responsible for maintaining and improving the infrastructure that spans Houston’s 671 square miles.

Veronica has nearly 20 years of experience in engineering and transportation planning. She is an Entrepreneur and Civil Engineer, co-founding Nspiregreen, LLC., which manages Community, Multimodal Transportation, and Environmental planning and consulting. While at Nspiregreen, she led the Vision Zero Action Plans for Washington, DC and the City of Alexandria. She co-founded Black Women Bike, an organization and movement which builds a community and interest in biking among black women through education, advocacy and recreation. Veronica was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2012 for her professional accomplishments and advocacy.

“Veronica brings an innovative perspective to the future of Houston Public Works Transportation & Drainage Operations,” said Carol Haddock, Director, Houston Public Works. “Her experience in multimodal transportation planning for all commuters will help the City execute key portions of the Vision Zero Action Plan and focus on a resilient Houston for decades to come.”

“I’m excited to work under the leadership of Mayor Turner and Director Haddock. I’m thankful they are entrusting me with Houston’s transportation and drainage system,” said Veronica O. Davis. “Together we will create a public right of way that prioritizes people and meets the goals of Vision Zero and Resilient Houston.”

Veronica graduated with Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Engineering and a Master of Regional and Urban Planning, Land Use and Environmental Planning from Cornell University. She completed graduate work towards a PhD in Civil Engineering from University of Maryland College Park. Veronica serves on the committees for Transportation Research Board, the board for America Walks, as well as technical advisory boards at the University of Maryland and Cornell University.

Houston Public Works ( is the largest and most diverse public works organization in the country, responsible for creating a strong foundation for Houston to thrive. Houston Public Works is responsible for streets and drainage, production and distribution of water, collection, and treatment of wastewater, and permitting and regulation of public and private construction covering a 671-square mile service area. Houston Public Works is accredited by the American Public Works Association.
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