Benjamin Woelk, MS

Benjamin Woelk, MS

Health and Community Infrastructure Analyst

Benjamin Woelk convenes key stakeholders and decision-makers in the fields of transportation, land use and health.

Woelk is the founder of Slow Road Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in marketing, public policy and community development. He previously was vice president of the Western Erie Canal Alliance, which partners with regional communities to support New York state’s Western Erie Canal Heritage Corridor master plan. In this role, Woelk successfully lobbied for state funding and maintained relationships with key stakeholders of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.

Woelk has also served as a project manager in the local push to create “parklets” – tiny urban green spaces typically on extended sidewalks that aim to make streets more human-centered and accessible.

‚ÄčIn 2014, 585 Magazine named Woelk one of 17 “Visionaries Fueling the Region’s Future” in recognition of his efforts to create positive change in Rochester and in the region.

Ben Woelk holds a master’s degree in professional studies from Rochester Institute of Technology. He enjoys camping, hiking and exploring New York state’s back roads.