Roger M. Millar, PE, AICP, Chair, Transportation and Development Institute, Development Council, to serve as Deputy Secretary for Washington State Department of Transportation
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Roger is an experienced civil engineer, planner and program manager who is widely recognized for his innovative approaches to program development and delivery. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, he has a long track record of successfully delivering community-based solutions for state, regional and local governments, making him an excellent fit for WSDOT's emphasis on continuous improvement, practical solutions, and community engagement.
Roger has an extensive background in transportation, land use and community planning. He formally held positions as director of the City-County Office of Planning and Grants in Missoula, Montana; deputy city manager for Infrastructure and Community Development in McCall, Idaho; manager of the City of Portland Arterial Street Improvements Division, vice president of DMJM+Harris (now AECOM), private consulting firm in Fairfax, Virginia; as well as principal of Otak, Incorporated, managing land use, transportation and environmental planning and engineering projects from offices in Lake Oswego, Oregon and Carbondale, Colorado.
In his current role as vice president of Smart Growth America in Washington, D.C., Roger provides technical assistance to government agencies seeking to fund multimodal transportation programs and bring practical design practices to communities. He has worked with departments of transportation in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont on innovative changes to project development and delivery. These programs focus on polices, as well as cost-effective planning efforts and design practices that create vibrant, healthy and economically resilient communities.
Roger earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also holds professional credentials from the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Roger has received recognition and awards from numerous national, state and professional organizations.