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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 

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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