Bill Sadler, J.D., M.U.R.P, manages projects and internal operations at the Public Health Alliance of Southern California, and assists with building the capacity of local health departments to advance policy and systems changes on healthy transportation, land use, affordable housing, water and other climate and sustainability issues. Prior to joining the Alliance in May 2017, he worked for Safe Routes to School National Partnership, where he led the organization’s California state policy and Southern California regional policy on active transportation for three years. Bill also worked with communities and regions around the country on sustainable transportation and healthy communities initiatives at both Reconnecting America and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and as a city planner with the City & County of Denver, helped develop one of the first complete streets policies and first health impact assessments on a transportation project. Bill has over a decade of experience working on public health, transportation and built environment initiatives across the United States.
Bill holds a Master’s degree in urban planning (M.U.R.P.) from the University of Colorado Denver, as well as a law degree (J.D.), cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics and communication from Boston College. In his spare time, Bill is an avid long-distance runner and has completed 35 marathons, including eight Boston Marathons. He is passionate about promoting physical activity and making communities safer for everyone.