Jay Blazek Crossley
Jay Blazek Crossley is the Founder and Executive Director of Farm&City, a nonprofit dedicated to high quality urban & rural human habitat in Texas in perpetuity. Farm&City works with communities and governments across Texas to end traffic deaths, develop equitable, sustainable regional growth strategies, achieve equitable representation in the Texas transportation decision-making system, and improve public transit.
Prior to this, he worked for ten years to improve the quality of life for the people of the Houston region at a nonprofit called Houston Tomorrow. Crossley also serves on the Capital Area Regional Transit Coordination Committee, the TxDOT External Partner Workgroup on System Safety, the Texas Pedestrian Safety Coalition, Capital Metro’s Project Connect Advisory Network, several Texas Strategic Highway Safety Plan Emphasis Area Teams, the ULI Austin Transportation Strategic Council, and on the Board of Vision Zero ATX.
Among other public roles, he previously served as Chair of the City of Austin Pedestrian Advisory Council, Chair of the Houston-Galveston Area Council Pedestrian and Bicyclist Subcommittee, on the CAMPO Regional Safety Plan Steering Committee, and on the Salud America! Innovations in Transportation Equity for Latino Communities workgroup.
Crossley received his BA in the Plan II program at the University of Texas at Austin and Master of Public Affairs at the LBJ School at UT-Austin. He lives in north central Austin with his wife, Lily, and son, George.