Thomas Dansie, AICP, is the Director of Community Development in the Town of Springdale, Utah. Springdale is nestled at the mouth of Zion Canyon, hosts millions of visitors each year, and is home to 600 residents who are all passionate about protecting the community’s village character. Tom’s job is to balance growth and development driven by the growing tourism industry with preservation of the Town’s small town, residential character. Tom also chairs the Transportation Subcommittee of the Zion Regional Collaborative, and in this capacity looks for ways to make all forms of transportation in the Zion region more efficient. Tom studied at Brigham Young University, and then some more at the University of Arizona. He likes to run, bike, and ski—especially with his family.