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Ms. Nora Kern

Executive Director

Walk Bike Nashville


Nora is the Executive Director of Walk Bike Nashville (WBN), a grassroots non-profit dedicated to making Nashville more walkable, bikeable and livable. Through her work at Walk Bike Nashville, Nora has worked to make active transportation an option for all Nashvillians, no matter who they are or where they’re trying to go. Nora has worked at WBN since 2013, when she became one of the organization’s first paid staff.Since then Nora has focused on establishing and growing WBN's educational programming and advocacy voice. Thanks in part to her efforts the organization has more than tripled in size over her tenure. A Nashville native, Nora graduated from Williams College with a major in history and leadership studies. Her experience ranges from oral history, to state politics, to the Cumberland River Compact and the Nashville Civic Design Center. Throughout her work has centered on building stronger and healthier communities. Today she serves on the Mayor’s Livable Nashville Committee, the board of the Nashville New Leaders Council, and on Transit for Nashville Coalition steering committee. In 2016 Nora was also appointed by Mayor Barry to the Traffic and Parking Commission for Metro Nashville-Davidson County.


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