Steve Davis

Director of Communications


Steve Davis has been with Smart Growth America since July 2006, joining as a communications fellow and serving in various capacities at SGA and T4America before his current role as Director of Communications for Smart Growth America. Trained as a journalist and photojournalist at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism & Mass Communication, he was an award-winning photographer at the Arkansas Democrat Gazette before following his passion for great places to Smart Growth America. He’s worn many hats on the communications team, writing speeches for Gov. Parris Glendening, creating and spearheading the launch of the organization’s first blog in 2007, kickstarting the organization’s online advocacy efforts and social media presences, and helping T4America get off the ground back in 2008.

Today he directs all aspects of Smart Growth America’s communications strategy, including programs like Transportation for America. He loves the challenge of figuring out how to turn the complicated policies and details of creating more smart, sustainable, lovable places into messages that resonate with a wide range of people. Steve lives in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife and two children and loves his three-mile run or bike ride to work.