Tracie Annette Sanchez
Decatur Active Living and Georgia Trail Summit
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
A classic late bloomer, but a well rounded one. Tracie Sanchez completed her BA at UGA in 1988 and moved to DC to intern for her Senator, a move that tested her public servant desires and thus led her to a 2 decade career in the private sector as a graphic designer for McKinsey & Co. in DC and SF. Returning to Georgia in 2003 she joined the newly formed Institute for Leadership Advancement at UGA as a Coordinator of Leadership and Service Efforts. Experiencing the values based leadership development curriculum reawakened her desire to serve the public and she completed an MPA in 2011. Devotion and practice of alternative transportation solutions had always been her passion and she focused her public policy course work in that arena and now works on multiple efforts. Founder and Outreach coordinator for the inaugural Georgia Trail Summit, Mobility Manager for a Regional Commission and Active Living Coordinator in City of Decatur are three of the organizations she has served since 2011.