Carly Mitchell, 32, of Ferndale is a senior transportation planner with HNTB in Detroit. She is a native Metro Detroiter, graduating from Wayne State University with a master’s degree in urban planning, focused on economic development. Following a passion for well-planned, connected communities, she transitioned into transportation to work toward the creation of accessible, sustainable and innovative transportation systems for all users. Carly focuses on environmental planning, public transportation, equity in transportation and community engagement.

An active member of the Jewish community, she enjoys participating in a Shabbat group and a Rosh Chodesh group, as well as supporting local Jewish organizations such as the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit and The Well.

Carly volunteers weekly as a tutor for non-English speakers at All Saints Literacy Center in Southwest Detroit. She also sits on the City of Ferndale Board of Zoning Appeals and the board of Young Professionals in Transportation as the outreach chair.

In her spare time, you can find Carly outside, volunteering, traveling and rooting for the Michigan Wolverines with her husband, Adam. She also harbors a lifelong love for all things Elvis Presley.

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