Girding the Movement to Take Action on Key Emerging Trends (10:15am-11:45am)

Thursday, September 14

America Walks is excited to use the 2017 National Walking Summit as an opportunity to bring together leaders in the walking movement to create tangible and actionable goals for collective action. This session will briefly examine leading trends shaping the walking movement and priorities for action identified by America Walks. This session will engage participants in an interactive ‘America Walks Café’ where attendees will discuss and provide input on strategic actions for a Call to Action to be released at the end of the conference with the goal of strengthening and guiding the walking movement.

Room: Governors 4

Facilitators and Representatives of America Walks Board:

  • SteVon Edwards, MPH, Lead Consultant, Schenault Solutions, LLC
  • Dr. Lawrence D. Frank, PhD, AICP, ASLA, President, Urban Design 4 Health, Inc & University of British Columbia 
  • Kevin Mills, Senior Vice President of Policy, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
  • Molly O’Reilly, Board Member, America Walks
  • Kathy Smith, Program Director, Partners for Health Foundation