Elected Officials

Local Elected Officials Walk the Walk

Mayors, City Council representatives, and County Board members are in a unique position to influence public policy and funding priorities to create walkable communities. As we will learn in this Webinar, they can utilize the “bully pulpit” to focus enormous media and community attention on a particular issue. They can also educate and empower citizens to engage with professionals planners and engineers, and describe the neighborhoods where they want to live, work, and play. And they can demand a data-driven approach to decision-making.  To continue the discussion, please read the follow-up report HERE and the original Case Studies Here.