Tresa Carter


Tresa Carter leads BikeWalkKC’s Community Planning program, which works with local governments and other clients to create active transportation plans and strategies for connected, healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities.

Tresa is a community planner with an enthusiasm for sustainability and inclusivity. Her work has ranged from local food system planning and SNAP outreach to environmental analysis for airports to long range and comprehensive planning for communities and corridors. The common thread in all of her work is a deep-seeded desire to connect with others and provide grassroots level solutions that improve community health from the bottom up.

Tresa holds board positions on the Kansas City Section of the American Planning Association and the Kansas City Chapter of Women in Transportation, supporting youth education and outreach through local events and scholarship administration. Tresa also teaches yoga and has found that planning and yoga share many core tenets, including fostering community and healing the relationship with oneself to create space to help others.

Tresa received her undergraduate degree in environmental science and holds a master’s degree in urban planning, both from the University of Kansas (rock chalk!). She is an AICP-certified planner through the APA and a LEED Green Associate through USGBC. Her favorite thing to do when she’s not working is to spend time outside with the people she loves most and of course, her amazing dog, Winnie.