The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is holding their free Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 from 10am-5pm in conjunction with the Pro Walk/Pro Bike Conference. Advanced registration is required.
The National Partnership’s Annual Meeting will be broken into two
segments. The morning session will include a summary of the
Partnership’s achievements over the previous year and a choice of
break-out sessions. After a break for lunch on your own in Seattle, the
afternoon segment will include an overview of the next transportation
bill that will succeed SAFETEA-LU, and a time-period for questions and
There will then be a discussion and interactive sessions regarding the importance of working with Congressional members to plan field visits and to hear from constituents and to see Safe Routes to School projects in action. The afternoon session will include role-plays, break-out groups, and an opportunity to begin planning for your District meetings with Congressional members.
If you are not able to lobby or engage in lobby planning activities, participants are able to attend the morning session only, which will simply be educational in nature. The SRTS National Partnership hopes that the interactive format of the 2008 Annual Meeting is invigorating and informative for all who attend, and that attendees leave the meeting with an action plan to do their part in influencing the next federal transportation bill!