America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, today announced the names of 24 local advocates who will receive Fellowships to participate in this year’s Walking College training program. Our own Jackie Mandyck is one of the 24.
The 2017 class of the Walking College represents 19 different states, expanding the reach of the program, now in its third year, to a total of 33 states plus one Canadian province. “We are delighted to welcome this group of passionate community leaders, who are working to improve walkability in urban, suburban, and rural areas throughout the country,” said Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director with America Walks, “Several of this year’s Fellows identify themselves as people with disabilities, and so we expect to include a major focus on issues of access and inclusion in the group’s discussions and community activities.”
More information here.