10-Minute Walk: Using Data to Prioritize Actions
Recorded On: 03/21/2019
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Data is a powerful decision-making tool. Prior to deciding on the best plan of action for systematically increasing equitable park access and quality, it is essential to utilize quality data to select the best method for impact. Join us for a webinar and interactive panel discussion on collecting and assessing data to select and prioritize actions. Panelists will be sharing case studies and best practices that will help guide the development of plans, policies, and funding opportunities in your city. Bring your questions and ideas for a robust discussion!
Program Specialist, National Recreation and Park Association
Jared Mummert is a Program Specialist at NRPA, working on the 10-Minute Walk campaign. As a graduate in Environmental Law and Policy from Unity College, he is dedicated to environmental justice issues. Prior to his time at NRPA, Jared worked as a political and community outreach organizer on multiple campaigns, including organizing farmers in Maryland to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act, engaging Colorado voters in the 2014 midterm election, and connecting low-income families to national parks. He has also served in the Student Conservation Association, AmeriCorps, and the National Park Service as park ranger for multiple sites, including Grand Teton National Park. As an avid outdoorsman and public lands advocate, Jared is passionate about ensuring everyone has access to quality open spaces.
GIS Data Administrator, Denver Parks and Recreation
Joe Lovell is the GIS Data Administrator for Denver Parks & Recreation. Joe has a B.S Degree in Geographic Sciences from James Madison University and over 15 years experience developing spatial databases, performing analysis, and producing cartographic maps. Joe began working in parks planning in 2008, launching the department’s comprehensive GIS system and advancing the use of data for capital improvement planning. Joe has recently led projects focusing on the condition of park assets and access to recreation facilities in underserved communities. As a frequent park user, Joe knows the value parks and open spaces bring to every community.
Planning Supervisor, City of Raleigh Parks Department
TJ McCourt (AICP) manages strategic and long-range planning for the City of Raleigh Parks Department. He holds a JD in Environmental & Land-Use Law from the University of Florida as well as a Masters in Urban Planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His professional work involves analyzing the City of Raleigh’s open space goals from a systems perspective, exploring how parks and recreation fit into a broader context of city planning, natural resources, social equity, and public health.
Director of Park Access at National Recreation and Park Association
As a public health professional its my goal to combine my skills and experience to ensure that everyone has an environment around them that encourages inspiration, well being, health, physical activity and a connection to the community. I am dedicated to reducing health disparities in low-income communities by learning from and helping others make a change in their community environment.
With successful experience building strong partnerships with community based organizations, organizing and managing large volunteer groups, developing communications materials, and conducting research, I have the foundations to help your community or organization advocate for and promote changes in built environments, policies, and systems that encourage healthy behaviors.
I would love to learn about how your organization is contributing to or would like to create a better environment for health!