Dear Greater Washington DC Safe Routes to School Partners,
As I am transitioning to be a full-time parent, I wanted to take this time to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to Safe Routes to School and walking and bicycling in the greater Washington DC region. I am really proud of the work we have accomplished and it has been a little hard to let it go!
While there are many accomplishments I could list, none of them would be possible without all of the great community partners. Through these partners I have seen the excitement of Walk and Bike to School Days, the tireless commitment to show up at meetings even if the process feels never ending and the ability to chart a path forward no matter the real or perceived barriers. I have truly enjoyed being part of your community, your work and your passion.
Everyone should take a moment to congratulate themselves. We so often forget to celebrate our success especially since the next thing is always waiting for us. But your community and the region is a more multi-modal, healthier and safer place because of your work.
Please do not lose the momentum! Bill Sadler is the new regional policy manager and is on board. I will be finishing the transition in a part-time capacity until the beginning of October. I have really enjoyed transitioning the work to Bill, he is ready to go and would love to work with you! Please reach out to introduce him to your community and welcome him. I look forward to hearing many more fabulous stories from the greater Washington network in the future!
If you would like to keep in touch, you can find me on LinkedIn. I will still be an advocate for all the issues we care about. In a few years, I hope to be the parent organizing Walk and Bike to School Days!