Grace Thomas

Grace (she/her) is passionate about helping communities of all kinds, including neighborhoods, municipalities, and businesses, prepare to thrive in the face of the climate crisis with sustainable and resilient solutions. She uses her expertise in project management, transportation demand management, and project facilitation to lead a variety of projects.

Grace has over seven years of experience in the field of sustainability and climate action. Working with mostly larger organizations, she has led complex climate action planning processes for dozens of organizations. Most recently, Grace led climate action planning processes for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, Kirkwood Community College, and a project with the City of Lincoln working to update their climate action plan. 

Grace’s Technology of Participation Facilitation skills allow her to be an adaptable and highly engaging facilitator. She has been integral in the development of Verdis Group’s climate action planning process.  

Grace is an expert in transportation demand management (TDM) and has worked on the ideation, design, and implementation of many active transportation programs. She played a key role in the design and analysis of a mobility study in Omaha’s Downtown and Midtown areas, surveying 8,500 individuals about their current and potential modes of commuting. Most recently, she has led an effort with MAPA to recruit and survey employers across Omaha and Council Bluffs, providing tangible ways for employers to reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips.

Grace’s experience with TDM and as a Mode Shift Omaha volunteer has helped develop her land use planning expertise. She serves as the Vice President of the South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance. Her Gallup Strengths are Arranger, Harmony, Empathy, Learner, and Input.

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