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Introducing Park City Municipal's Newest Employees

Post Date:02/10/2021 4:27 PM

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Introducing Park City Municipal's Newest Employees

Park City Municipal is excited to introduce some new hires, filling key positions in the organization to advance our community's critical priorities. New team members include:

Alex Roy

Senior Transportation Planner

Alex joins Park City Municipal with over seven years of transportation experience. Most recently Alex served as Transportation Planner for Wasatch Front Regional Council as project manager for 18 local government projects, including Point of the Mountain. He has worked for U.S. Fish and Wildlife, developing transportation reports, improving active transportation access, and collecting data for the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge in Hawaii.  Alex also spent three years as a transportation planning consultant in Salt Lake City.  A ski instructor, he is excited to take a year off from teaching to ski for fun in Park City.


Austin Taylor

Transportation Planner—Active Transportation and TDM

Austin joined Park City Municipal in November 2020 after his time working for Provo City as their Parking and Sustainability Coordinator for two years, and most recently as an Urban Planner. Passionate about active transportation and getting Parkites out of their cars, Austin previously held the role of Development Director for the Provo Bicycle Collective. He will be leading our Active Transportation Master planning work this winter/spring and working on several TDM projects, including a new take back your street – neighborhood street activation program. Austin loves Park City and is excited to enjoy everything its mountains have to offer.


Brendan Conboy

Senior Planner

Brendan joined Park City Municipal in November 2020. He holds a Master of Regional Planning from UMass Amherst and recently worked for the Town of Jackson, Wyoming, as an Associate Planner. Brendan’s planning experience also includes working for Valley Advocates for Responsible Development, a nonprofit that advocates for smart growth in Teton Valley, Idaho. An avid skier and mountain biker, Brendan is excited for the opportunity to be a planner in the unique and dynamic town that is Park City. 


Casandra Courtillet

Deputy Building Official

Casandra comes to Park City Municipal from Seattle, where she spent 12 years as a Plans Examiner. In addition to Seattle, Casandra has worked as a Plans Examiner in Alexandria, VA and Fairbanks, AK.  She holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural emphasis, and her areas of expertise include structural review of low-rise buildings, code interpretation, and post-earthquake evaluations. We are very excited to have Casandra on board as she has improved the leadership and overall tone in an effort to benefit the customer service experience with the Building Department.


Daniel Thurston

Spanish Services Librarian

Daniel joins the Park City Library after recently working for two years at the Provo City and Pleasant Grove Libraries. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Spanish Studies from BYU. Daniel is currently working towards a Master of Library and Information Science at Indiana University. Daniel speaks both Spanish and English, and in his free time enjoys reading, coloring, crochet, and spending time with family.


Elyse Kats

Affordable Housing Specialist

Elyse recently graduated from Arizona State with her Master’s in Urban Planning and Sustainability. She has a particular interest in affordable housing and devoted her thesis to study affordable housing in resort communities. Elyse will work with developers to create housing mitigation plans that meet Housing Resolution requirements, provide technical assistance in policy research, and provide financial analysis to support the housing team and projects. She had been visiting Park City for several decades.


Gretchen Milliken

Planning Director

(Yes, wife to Aldy), starts as Planning Director for Park City Municipal on February 1. Gretchen previously served as the Director of Advanced Planning and Sustainability for the Louisville, Kentucky Metro Government. A licensed architect, Gretchen received her Masters of Architecture from The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and Bachelor of Arts from California’s Occidental College. Milliken has family in Utah, and recently relocated to Silver Creek in Summit County.

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