Dr. Jamie Rae Walker and Michael Lopez
Thursday, March 10 at 10:30 p.m.
With a little systematic searching and some small changes, many communities can quickly identify and enhance places for walking. In this session, participants will learn to define elements of good walking places, identify systematic steps to identify potential walking places, and discuss how to improve these places.
Jamie has worked in community planning and implementation for more than 17 years. She provides community technical assistance in evidence-based planning and has presented and facilitated more than 150 sessions.
She is professionally involved with TRAPS, Extension Specialist Association; and has received the Educator Award, Superior Service Team Award, USA Team Award, CDC grant projects on improving access to physical activity amenities.
Michael’s educational background includes a B.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree, with a concentration in Active Living and Healthy Communities from Texas A&M University. He also earned a certificate in Environmental Health Management. He has received the Superior Service Team Award, is a Grant Team Member for Eat, Grow, Go, and has worked on two CDC grants to improve community physical activity resources.