Max Hepp-Buchanan, At Large
Max grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he received Urban Planning and Public Administration degrees from the University of Washington. He has been working in the field of non-motorized transportation policy, planning, and advocacy since 2007. He was previously employed as the Advocacy Campaigns Manager at Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle before moving with his family to Richmond, Virginia (RVA) in 2013. For nearly six years, Max was the Director of Bike Walk RVA for Sports Backers, Richmond’s active living nonprofit and bicycle and pedestrian advocacy leaders. In 2019, Max shifted careers slightly and became the Director of Riverfront and Downtown Placemaking for Richmond’s downtown advocacy organization and business improvement district, Venture Richmond. Max also serves on the City of Richmond’s Planning Commission and Safe and Healthy Streets Commission, as well as several Richmond-based nonprofit organizations.