New Webinar: Active Transportation for Healthy Communities (November 29, 2018)


Webinar Title: Active Transportation for Healthy Communities

Webinar Date/Time: November 29th at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific


About the Webinar

Activity-friendly and walkable communities are designed in ways that make physical activity easier and more accessible for everyone.  America Walks has seen the dedication, passion, and innovation in communities across the US as they work to improve transportation systems to become more active, healthy, and safe with activity-friendly connections to important places in the area that attract people, provide social interaction, and allow for participation in multiple activities. In alignment with the Center for Disease Control’s Connecting Routes + Destinations materials, this webinar will highlight work being done by three communities of various sizes who are working to create more activity-friendly connections for all.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Learn first-hand from communities about resources, tools, and creativity to create people-first transportation options
  • Hear how communities are rethinking transportation networks and connectivity to embrace active lifestyles
  • Explore ways to use the resources found within CDC’s Connecting Routes + Destinations guidance to support activity-friendly communities
About the Panel

Sarah Congleton is the County Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Education in Martin County, KY.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics at Eastern Kentucky University. Sarah started Extension Career in January 2016 as an Intern then started as an Agent shortly after in September 2016. She has worked with the CDC on a grant for 2 years.


Jody Holton is the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Planning Commission. She has over 18 years of experience in community and transportation planning in the Philadelphia region, working closely with municipalities, developers, and public agencies to achieve their vision for the built environment. She chairs the State Transportation Advisory Commission and serves on the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association Board, King of Prussia Business Improvement District Transportation Committee, and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Prior to joining Montgomery County, Ms. Holton worked for SEPTA and the consulting firms of KSK, Inc. and URS Corporation. She has BA in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a certificate in Real Estate Development from the Urban Land Institute, and she is a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners.   She lives in Narberth, PA with her husband and two kids.

Alexis Lantz is an urban planner at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health PLACE Program. In her role at PLACE she has assisted cities and the County with active transportation planning, policy development, and funding. She currently oversees Step by Step LA County; Pedestrian Plans for Unincorporated Communities and is helping lead the County of Los Angeles Vision Zero initiative. Previously, she was the Planning & Policy Director at the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC). Alexis holds an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA. While at UCLA, she initiated a student-led course on bicycle and pedestrian planning that continues today and authored the report “Cycling in Los Angeles” as a Los Angeles Sustainability Collaborative fellow.