June 2016

June 30, 2016- America Walks Releases New E-book
America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the release of a new book, America’s Walking Renaissance. The book, written by Jay Walljasper, Kate Kraft and Heidi Simon of America Walks and with a forward by Tyler Norris of Kaiser Permanente, examines how nine cities, suburbs and towns across the US are getting back on their feet to embrace walking and become more walkable. Click here to read more. 

June 28, 2016- America Walks and Center for Transportation Excellence Present on Local Ballot Initiatives
America Walks and the Center for Transportation Excellence presented an informational webinar on June 28th on Local Ballot Initiatives and how they can be used to support work being done at the local level. To watch a recording of the webinar, click here. 

June 20, 2016- America Walks to Host July 12 Webinar “Grading the Walking Movement”
America Walks, in partnership with the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and YMCA of the USA, is excited to offer a chance to go back to school and measure the efforts of the walking movement through the recently released 2016 State Report Cards. For more on the webinar and to register, click here. 

June 16, 2016- America Walks Presents at 82nd Annual Convention of the Arkansas Municipal League
Ian Thomas, America Walks State & Local Program Director, presented at the 82nd Annual Convention of the Arkansas Municipal League on June 16th. Ian’s presentation looked at the power of walkable communities and highlighted examples of successful projects in Arkansas that support these efforts. Read more about his presentation here.

June 15, 2016- We’re Hiring- Join Our Team with 2 New Positions
Be a a part of the growing walking movement by becoming our next Communications Specialist or Fund Development Manager. Applications are open now!

June 13, 2016- America Walks Announces New Executive Director
America Walks is excited to announce M. Katherine “Kate” Kraft, PhD, as its new Executive Director. Kate has been with America Walks for 3 years in the role of National Coalition Director and mostly recently as Interim Executive Director. Read more here.

June 7, 2016- America Walks Announces July “Friends & Allies” Webinar
Join America Walks as we explore possible new partners in the work towards making America a great place to walk, learning and growing with organizations, industries and communities that are already in step with the walking movement. This webinar will hear from three organizations that are friends and allies of the walking movement. Participants will learn about the work of these organizations and how walking plays a role. Read More