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The Partnership TMA


October 26, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Registration & continental
breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m.)

The Ambler Theater
108 East Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002

Walkability matters in Montgomery County. Join us at this exciting event. Participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the Walk Montco initiative. Information and online registration for this FREE event are available at www.montcopa.org/WalkMontco.
AICP CM Requested.

Event contact: Anne Leavitt-Gruberger
(610-278-3727 or

Featured speakers include:

Valerie Arkoosh

Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh, a physician, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and has a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins. She is a nationally-recognized public health policy expert. Her strong educational background propelled her into national prominence, and has given her a unique blend of public health, leadership, and medical expertise.

Scott Bricker

Scott Bricker is the Executive Director of America Walks, a national non-profit organization making America a great place to walk. Scott has over 18 years experience helping communities implement active transportation programs, leading strategic advocacy plans, managing organizations, and public speaking. Scott’s leadership includes the co-developing the national Every Body Walk! Collaborative and co-chairing the first National Walking Summit. Scott’s work includes 11 years at Oregon’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance where he led the launch of Oregon’s SRTS programs, lobbied to pass innovative bicycle laws, and he worked to install Portland’s first bicycle corral. Scott holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Bachelors of Political Science, and resides In Portland, Oregon with his family on an urban farm.

Christopher Zimmerman

Christopher Zimmerman is Smart Growth America’s Vice President for Economic Development, and Director of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design. Much of his work focuses on the economic and fiscal impact of development policies on localities and regions. Prior to joining SGA, for two decades Chris was intimately involved in planning, development, and transportation policy in Arlington County, Virginia and the greater Washington, DC region. This included work as a neighborhood and civic leader, as a planning commissioner, 18 years as a member of the Arlington County Board, and 13 years on the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority,
as well as other regional transportation agencies. Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Zimmerman
was Chief Economist at the National Conference of
State Legislatures.