Park Access Learning Series: Integrating the Park Access Standard into City Plans
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One of the most comprehensive actions a city can take to address equitable park access and quality is by integrating the 10 Minute Walk standard into city plans. We'll be joined by guest speakers who have developed and implemented these plans and will provide context on how they’ve been successful. Bring your questions, experience and ideas for a robust discussion around best practices you can use in your city.
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.
Planning and Community Relations Coordinator, Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Catherine is the planning and community relations coordinator at Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation and one of the department’s team leads in garnering meaningful community engagement. She has four years of experience in outreach, communications, grant writing and strategic planning. In her time with the City, she has helped leverage over $5.4 million for capital projects and community programming.
Project Manager, Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation
Karie is the Grand Rapids Parks Project Manager and responsible for overseeing the management and implementation of the department's annual capital investments. She is also responsible for the management of the public outreach and engagement process that drives the department's investments in the community. Karie was a speaker at the Detroit MParks conference in 2018 on Master Plan engagement.
Director, Lewisville Parks and Recreation
Stacie Anaya has worked with the Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department since 2017 and is leading the city’s effort to “Extend the Green” and insure every resident lives within a 10 minute walk to a park. Before joining the team in Lewisville, she served as the Assistant Director of the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, and the Director of the Eagle Pass Parks and Recreation Department. She began her career in parks and recreation with the National Gold Medal-winning Austin Parks and Recreation Department. In her free time, Stacie likes going for long bike rides, doing CrossFit, traveling to new places, as well as hanging out with her husband, Pete, his daughter, Katie, their dogs, Tuffy and Peanut, and a small legion of great friends and family. She lives by the motto “The World Needs Play,” a value her family instilled in her from a young age.