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New Webinar: Walk into Action: Walking and Walkability Policy Issues (October 10, 2018)

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Webinar Title: Walk into Action: Walking and Walkability Policy Issues

Webinar Date/Time: October 10, 2018 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific

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About the Webinar

The 2018 election is right around the corner and at America Walks we believe walking and walkability are ballot issues. At the national, state, and local level, walking advocates can use their voice, and their vote, to support policies, programs, and candidates that support healthy, active, and engaged communities. Learn about how you can use your voice and your vote to support walking and walkability by engaging communities and elected officials on a variety of intersecting issues. This webinar assumes some knowledge of issues related to walking and walkability.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Learn from policy experts at the national level about what to keep on the radar around federal transportation policy
  • Get the inside scoop from those within the decision-making process
  • Hear how a community in Chicago is making sure community members get a say in the decision-making process
About the Panel

Scott Goldstein is the Policy Director for Transportation For America, an alliance of elected, business and civic leaders from communities across the country, united to ensure that states and the federal government step up to invest in smart, homegrown, locally-driven transportation solutions.

Prior to joining Transportation For America, Scott worked as the Congressional Relations Officer for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Before WMATA, Scott served as Legislative Director for Congressman Henry “Hank” Johnson (GA), where he managed the legislative team and focused on transportation, health, foreign affairs, and energy policy. Scott also served in Congressman David Scott’s (GA) office, handling scheduling and constituent relations.

Scott received his bachelors in Political Science from Emory University and his Master’s in Public Management from Johns Hopkins University. Scott lives in the H Street NE neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife and daughter.

Scott can be reached at scott [dot] goldstein [at] t4america [dot] org

Patrick Wojahn serves is the mayor of the City of College Park, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC.  Patrick also works as Director of Government Relations at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), which works to transform unused railroad corridors into recreational trails and build safe networks for bicycling and walking to promote healthy places for healthy people.  Before coming to RTC, Patrick provided legal services for people with disabilities in the DC metro area, and advocated in Congress for better services for people with disabilities. Patrick grew up in Wisconsin and moved to the Washington, DC area to go to law school.  He has lived for 15 years in College Park, Maryland, with his husband Dave.  Before his election to serve as mayor in 2015, Patrick served on the College Park City Council for 8 years. Over his time in office, Patrick has worked to promote smart growth and sustainability and promote quality redevelopment and better University relations to enhance the quality of life of College Park residents. Patrick also serves on the Executive Committee of the National League of Cities and on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Municipal League.