Danielle Elkins

Department of Public Works
Minneapolis, MN

DANIELLE ELKINS has worked with local government leaders on infrastructure issues for more than a decade, specializing in local and state transportation policy. In 2017, Danielle founded Civic Ideation, which helps cities implement new transportation technologies more quickly and efficiently. Danielle also co-founded and ran Advance Atlanta, a nonprofit advocacy organization that successfully increased transit funding in the metro Atlanta region. Prior to that role, she was the youngest-ever director of government affairs for the global engineering company CH2M, coordinating all stakeholder and government engagement efforts for the company’s most complex programs and projects. Danielle earned a BS from USC in civil engineering.



Minneapolis is working to include new technologies that can improve pedestrian safety, address limitations to getting around the city, and build resilience to climate-related events. FUSE executive fellow Danielle Elkins will help devise a strategy to integrate the latest technology into the city’s plan, and begin partnering with the private sector on piloting programs. Read more