NJ and You – Perfect Together! And perfect it was for the Safe Routes Partnership’s first state network project retreat on October 9th – 12th in Morristown, NJ.
State Network Project
The state network project’s advocacy organizers have been hard at work with one of the project’s most critical tasks – preparing action plans. Each of the seven network states has prepared its own action plan that is being presented to their respective networks for comment and adoption.
I have written before about how well the state network project is doing. Looking at the first seven months, I am happy to report there has been a real growth spurt as the number of participants increases, as do the contact lists. And the organizers’ skills are getting noticed as are the networks activities. Here are some snapshots:
One of the exciting aspects of the Safe Routes Partnership’s state network project is the uniqueness of the seven different states. And while this uniqueness is the culture, the people and the geography, one thing is certain, they just can’t get enough of Safe Routes to School!
The seven states that comprise the state network project are all moving at a fast pace. Since the state advocacy organizers began in early March, they continue to make many very key contacts throughout their states.
As someone who has been involved with Safe Routes to School for over nine years, it has been very satisfying – let alone exciting – to see the Safe Routes Partnership’s state network project not only thrive, but continue to get generously funded. And being personally involved has only made it that much sweeter. Prior to joining the staff in May 2011, I served on the Safe Routes Partnersh