Tamika L. Butler, Esq.

Director of Planning, California | Director of Equity and Inclusion

Tamika L. Butler, Esq. is Toole Design’s California Planning Director and heads up the company’s Equity and Inclusion efforts. She has a diverse background in law, community planning and engagement and uses her experience to help communities and organizations address inequality, diversity, and injustice in their work. Tamika has written and spoken extensively on the intersections of transportation, public health, and equity.

Most recently, Tamika was the executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, where she led the prominent non-profit in its work designing, building, and managing urban parks and gardens in communities across the Los Angeles Area. Prior to that, she was the executive director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. There, she doubled the organization’s revenue, grew its public presence, and helped LACBC garner local and national attention for its intersectional lens on bicycle transportation and advocacy. She was named the Professional of the Year – Nonprofit Sector award by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) in 2016.

While Tamika will forever be a Nebraskan, she currently enjoys spending her free time at home in the Leimert Park neighborhood of LA, or traveling with her wife, son, and dog.