Vanessa Solesbee Schnipkoweit, CAPP

CAPP, CCTM

Parking & Transit Manager

Town of Estes Park

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Professional Bio

Vanessa Solesbee Schnipkoweit, CAPP, CCTM, is Parking & Transit Manager for the Town of Estes Park, Colorado. In her role, Vanessa manages on- and off-street parking, permitting, parking technology, customer outreach and education. In 2021, Vanessa successfully implemented seasonal paid parking for the first time in the Town's history - exceeding all program goals for occupancy reduction in key lots, turnover and revenue.

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.

Organization

Parent: Town of Estes Park

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Education

Southwestern University 2002

Bachelor of Arts, Communications & Women's Studies

University of Texas at Austin 2003

Master of Arts, Communications

Awards

2020 CASTA Project of the Year

2021 IPMI Award of Excellence

Volunteer Work

Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success, Board Member

Division/Department

Public Works Department

2019-2022 Volunteer Information

Conference Program Task Force