Vanessa Solesbee Schnipkoweit, CAPP
Parking & Transit Manager
Town of Estes Park
Vanessa also manages Estes Transit, the Town's free, fixed-route shuttle service which serves 55 stops over six routes. Vanessa is leading implementation of the Town's first battery-electric trolley buses, and she is responsible for pursuing and managing all State and Federal transit grant funding. She also co-led the Town's recent Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Readiness Plan, and is responsible for plan implementation.
During the pandemic, Vanessa stepped up to serve as Chair of the Estes Valley Resiliency Collaborative, an organization of public and private entities that worked on initiatives related to the economic, emotional and social recovery needs of the community.
Before joining the Town in 2018, Vanessa founded and led a management consultancy specializing in parking strategic planning for municipalities and universities.
Vanessa has served in a number of volunteer roles for IPMI during her 10 year membership including: IPMI's Parking Matter Co-Chair (4 year term), CAPP mentor program, Awards of Excellence Committee and the founding task force for the APO Program. Vanessa also served on the PIPTA Board of Directors and currently serves on IPMI's Conference Program Task Force. Vanessa has served on numerous Parking Expert Advisory Panels across the country since 2013, and gave a keynote address on innovations in public participation at the 2016 Parking Australia Conference & Expo in Perth, Australia. Vanessa lives in Estes Park with her husband, John, and two daughters Ava Fox and Ella Bee.
Parent: Town of Estes Park
Southwestern University 2002
Bachelor of Arts, Communications & Women's Studies
University of Texas at Austin 2003
Master of Arts, Communications
2020 CASTA Project of the Year
2021 IPMI Award of Excellence
Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success, Board Member
Public Works Department
2019-2022 Volunteer Information
Conference Program Task Force