America Walks Hosts Alabama Workshop

More than 45 state agency staff, representatives of statewide non-profit organizations, and local officials attended our June 16th Alabama State Collaborative Workshop on Walkable Communities.  The State Health Officer (Director of ADPH), the Deputy Director of ADECA, and ALDOT’s Chief Engineer participated in a “Senior Administrators Panel Discussion” in the morning, and committed to supporting the collaborative effort, going forward.  Participants from multiple sectors identified the assets they bring to new initiatives focused on walkability and brainstormed strategies on which they can work together.   During a break in thunderstorms, walkability audits were completed in several different Montgomery neighborhoods and environments close to the state capitol.