Kate Gallego serves as Vice Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona. She chaired the campaign to pass Proposition 104, the city's transportation plan through 2050. Phoenix made the largest commitment to transportation infrastructure of any city in 2015, including significant commitments to expand light rail, streets, and pedestrian infrastructure. As a result of her work on the campaign, she was recognized with the 2016 Friend of Transit Award and as WTS Phoenix’s Woman of the Year. Gallego is also the lead advocate for flood control investments on the Phoenix City Council, an interest she developed after several difficult storms led to a Presidential Disaster Declaration during her first year in office.
Vice Mayor Gallego has a decade of experience in the energy and water industries, having worked for the Salt River Project and the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Labs. She holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an Environmental Studies degree from Harvard University.