Cate Ryba

New Projects Director & Project Manager

Cate Ryba is the New Projects Director for Urban3. Cate’s work focuses on developing relationships with our clients, project management and policy facilitation after our analysis for a community is complete. Cate has the unique experience of being both a former municipal staff person and a former local elected official. She is an urban designer, planner and self-admitted civic policy geek.

Prior to joining Urban3, Cate ran her own civic consulting practice; led a downtown revitalization nonprofit; spent 5 years as the youngest member of City Council in Spartanburg, SC; and worked as an Economic Developer. Cate holds BA from Wellesley College and a Masters of City and Regional Planning and a Certificate of Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. Cate has extensive experience with local government finance and policy, urban design and economic development. She also currently serves as a board member of the Asheville Design Center and the Asheville Downtown Association.