Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Oklahoma City 1, Durango 0

It's with regret we announce the move of local cycling advocate Jeanine Justice, Executive Director of Healthy Lifestyles LaPlata (HLLP) - a coalition of health & wellness professionals who work to create a healthy, active and sustainable community. She is moving soon to Oklahoma City, and she'll be much missed by the Durango cycling community.

Jeanine contributed tirelessly to the cycling advocacy cause (asking for little credit) and often working in helpful collaboration with Wade Moore and Drew Bourey of the Safe Roads Coalition. Her organizational skill, support and financial backing helped make possible such notable, policy-changing events as:

• The Durango Bicycle Summit which resulted in Durango being named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community and began the process of hiring Durango's first Multimodal Director, Amber Blake.

• The world-famous Dan Burden's "Creating Healthy Communities" workshop.

• A Safe Routes to School grant in collaboration with the City of Durango for Park Elementary School in the amount of $208,000.

• ... and so much more!

Good luck Jeanine, and thanks!

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