Sept. 7, 2021
Caitlin Cerame Selected as New Transportation Planner
Caitlin Cerame has been selected as the new Transportation Planner for the City of Pensacola. In this role, Cerame will be responsible for developing and overseeing the City's Complete Streets Program, which includes transportation planning for bicycles and pedestrians, street safety, lighting, urban design and more.
Cerame joins the city from the Emerald Coast Regional Council, where she most recently served as a Planner III, responsible for bicycle and pedestrian planning assistance to three Transportation Planning Organizations in Northwest Florida. Her first day with the City of Pensacola is Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Cerame said what interested her in the city's Transportation Planner position was the opportunity to work on multi-modal transportation and find ways to make the city a safer place for all users, whether it's motorists, bicyclists or pedestrians.
"I'm really excited to serve at the city," Cerame said. "I've lived in the city for the past six and a half years, so it's really a privilege to be selected for this role. I'm looking forward to building on the momentum the City of Pensacola has already started with multi-modal transportation."
Cerame has a master's degree in urban and regional planning and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Florida, and she also holds the designation of American Institute of Certified Planners from the American Planning Association. She has several years of transportation planning experience in local government from both the Emerald Coast Regional Council and St. Johns County, where she has held a range of planner and program coordinator roles.
Cerame also serves as a Director on the Florida Bicycle Association Board, a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals, and a certified League Cycling Instructor through the League of American Bicyclists.
As the city's Transportation Planner, Cerame will work under the direction of the City Engineer in the Public Works and Facilities Department to help plan and implement a wide range of programs to support multi-modal transportation in Pensacola.
"Planning for all modes of transportation is so important for any city to thrive, and I'm excited to have Ciatlin's planning expertise here at the City of Pensacola," said Mayor Grover Robinson. "I look forward to having her on our team to help improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and provide new transportation opportunities throughout the city."