Team Updates

Welcome to Katie Watson , who recently joined our team as our first full-time administrative assistant! She brings a wealth of experience, and we’re fortunate to have her on board. Katie is supporting both Health by Design and the Indiana Public Health Association. You can reach her at or 317-622-4822.

We’re continuing to build out our team of people working on walking, biking, transit and land use issues, as well. Two positions – a statewide Active Living Program Manager and a Walk & Bike Program Coordinator/Manager for our efforts here in Indy – are now posted. Please take a look and send strong candidates our way.
We’re thrilled to be presenting our first Health Equity Summit: Changing the Conversation , on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at the Indianapolis Marriott East .

The event will feature a national expert, Lili Farhang of Human Impact Partners , and share case studies of health equity efforts here in Indiana and beyond.

Registration is $75.00 through Friday, August 9; after that it is $100.00. Scholarships and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Partner Updates

Here are a few important and timely items to share, as we work to get the corresponding website pages updated:

INDOT is accepting comments on its Public Involvement Procedures (PIP) . (Due 7/31)

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is accepting public comments on draft changes to its 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program. (Due 7/28)

The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) is holding its Annual Livable Communities Workshop, the Art of Placemaking , on Wednesday, July 10, at Culver Cove.

The ISDH Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity has Youth and Adolescent Physical Activity (YAPA) Grant funding available. This would be a great way to support walking and biking to school efforts! (Due 7/19)

The City:One Indianapolis Challenge is accepting proposals for improving the way people move around, with a chance to win up to $100k. (due 8/6)

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 10-Minute Walk grant program is now open. Up to $40,000 and technical assistance is available to support planning efforts to ensure that everyone has safe access to a quality park or green space within a 10-minute walk of home. (Due 8/2)

America Walks has redefined the National Walking Summit to focus on localized geographic-based convenings that will feature the unique characteristic of each place and will highlight the home-grown solutions and adaptations that are at work in communities. They’re kicking things off in Columbus, OH on September 24.

CenterLines, the biweekly e-newsletter of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking, describes itself as (and is!) the web's most complete calendar of walking, biking, and placemaking events, trainings, and webinars. Read archives and subscribe online here .

Feel free to reach out with any questions or input.
We always love to hear from you.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day holiday!