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This Week at APBP: July 12

Tuesday, July 12, 2016  
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APBP Announces New Staff

When APBP’s Board of Directors met in Memphis in June for strategic planning, Board members also met and welcomed two new staff from AMR Management Services. APBP members, please update your contact list. (Matt Grayson no longer works with APBP.) And remember, if you need to reach Melanie or Lauren, you can always find their contact information on APBP’s website!

-Melanie Bowzer, APBP Executive Director,, (859) 514-9181
-Lauren Mangnall, APBP Program Manager,, (859) 402-9818

Let’s get to know them!

Melanie Bowzer has served as an Executive Director for professional non-profits for over five years. She works closely with the Board of Directors on strategic direction and fulfilling APBP’s mission. Melanie also provides support in marketing and outreach, membership, and conference management. At AMR Management Services, she works with APBP, the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) and the National Academies of Practice (NAP). Melanie’s home base is Lexington, Kentucky.

Lauren Mangnall has worked in the association management industry for nearly seven years, serving trade associations and non-profits mainly in the agriculture industry. She works with APBP’s Board and committees to implement the association’s programs. Lauren also provides support to the Executive Director, focusing on membership, website, educational programs, publications and conference management. At AMR Management Services, Lauren works with APBP, the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), and the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA). Lauren is located in Chesterfield, Missouri, a western suburb of St. Louis.

Photo credit: AMR Management Services

July Webinar

7/20 at 3pm ET

Register today for APBP's July 20 webinar on Performance Measures to Evaluate Street Design - New and Established Practices.

The presenter is Peter Koonce, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation.

This webinar explores performance measures used in all contexts (urban, suburban, rural) and how traditional analysis practices are biased against walking and bicycling. Three case studies highlight the applicability of these measures and provide examples for how the measure was communicated to the public.

Click here to register today!

Photo credit: Nick Falbo, Portland, OR


July 12: Final reminder for today’s free Federal Policy webinar. Register here.

By July 15: if you’ve used or plan to use the Transportation and Health Tool (THT) for a transportation project, plan, or policy initiative, your work could be featured in a future THT case study. Learn more here.

By August 1: Submit a paper for the Transportation Research Board conference or for publication in the Transportation Research Record. Details here.

America Walks is hiring a Fund Development Manager and a Communications Specialist.

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Active Street News

New free online course for public health and planning professionals to create healthier built environments is the brainchild of the Ontario Public Health Association, Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Public Health Agency of Canada. This self-paced course takes four hours.

If Toronto is in your travel plans this summer, check out the Bike Share Toronto expansion: 120 new stations and 1,000 new bikes. These additions double the number of bikes in the system.

NABSA issues statement on first U.S. bikeshare death.

Photo credit: Ontario Public Health Association

Thanks to Vivien Leong for her news contributions.

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