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Welcome to the 19th annual National Bike Summit! Be sure to use the #NBS18 tag in your social media posts. And snap a #bikesummitselfie while you have your phone out!
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Tuesday, March 6 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch Plenary - Thinking holistically to build more equitable, healthy, and resilient communities.

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First, Toks Omishakin is the Deputy Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Transportation, and the Vice Chair of the Council on Active Transportation for AASHTO. Under AASHTO's new organization the Council on Active Transportation is at the same level as their Council on Rail, Highway and Air travel.  Commissioner Omishakin will talk about the Council's new Strategic plan and how bicycling and walking advocates can work with their State DOTs to improve bicycling and walking in their State.

Then a panel discussion will inspire bicycling advocates to think holistically about development, transportation, housing, and land use in the work to build more equitable, healthy, and resilient communities. 


Dr. Jane Delgado, CEO, National Alliance of Hispanic Health
Charles Brown, Senior Researcher of Rutgers University, Board of America Walks
Dr. Rose Gowen, Commissioner, City of Brownsville, TX
Harriet Tregoning, Planning Nerd and Public Policy Entrepreneur 

Speakers
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Charles Brown

Senior Researcher, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Charles Brown is a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He has 15 years of public and private sector experience in transportation planning, policy, and research. He is considered a national thought leader and a leading voice in encouraging social justice in active transportation. He is often invited... Read More →
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Jane Delgado

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). The mission of the Alliance is the best health outcomes for all. Alliance community-based members serve over 15 million Hispanics and national members provide services to over 100 million individuals annually. The Alliance is at the forefront of insuring quality in health, science based solutions, promoting cultural proficiency, and linking health and the environment. In 2017 Latino Leaders named Dr. Delgado to the 101 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S., in 2015 she received the FDA... Read More →
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Rose Gowen

City Commissioner, City of brownsville
As a commissioner for the Brownsville City Commission since 2009 and a physician of more than 20 years. Dr. Rose Gowen has focused her career on issues related to smart growth, quality of life and the combating of obesity and chronic disease.  Through a collaboration with the University of Texas (UT) School of Public Health-Brownsville, Dr. Gowen was instrumental in developing the... Read More →
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Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin

Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning, Tennessee Department of Transportation
Adetokunbo “Toks” Omishakin, M.U.R.P., is the Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Environment and Planning at the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in October of 2011. He leads the activities of the divisions of Environmental Services, Long-Range Planning, and Multimodal Tra... Read More →
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Harriet Tregoning

Harriet Tregoning is the immediate past Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Community Planning and Development at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Her work at HUD encompassed helping states, regions, cities, counties and towns across the country build a strong foundation for resilience in the face of a changing climate, and for a diverse and prosperous economy based on enhancing community quality of place, economic opportunity, fiscal stability, transportation choice, and affordability.Tregoning was previously Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, where she worked to make DC a walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally competitive and thriving city. Prior to this she was the Director of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design, co-founded with former Maryland Governor Glendening. She served Governor Glendening as Secretary of Planning in Maryland. Prior to her tenure in Maryland state government, Tregoning was the Director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency... Read More →


Tuesday March 6, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom

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