Want to learn all about how transportation decisions are made in the Greater Washington DC metro region? Apply for the Community Leadership Institute! Safe Routes to School practitioners and advocates are encouraged to apply! Applications are due October 24 and are available online here. The CLI involves a three-meeting commitment on the following dates:
- Thursday, Nov. 6, 6-9pm: College Park, MD
- Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6-9pm: Alexandria, VA
- Saturday, Nov. 15, 9am-12:30pm: Washington, DC
The Community Leadership Institute, or CLI, is an educational program that encourages successful community leaders to get involved in transportation-related decision-making at all levels. Over the course of three workshops, participants learn how, where, and when transportation decisions are made in the Washington region. The goal is to get people to “think regionally and act locally.”
The CLI includes information about the various planning processes at the state, regional, and local levels. CLI participants learn to be regional transportation leaders by connecting the interests of their local communities, constituencies, and elected officials with the planning issues facing the entire metropolitan Washington region. By reviewing case studies and participating in interactive group activities, participants also learn about the relationship between land use, jobs, housing, and transportation, and the implications of growth in our region.
The CLI is facilitated by former TPB Chair Kathy Porter, who currently serves on the WMATA Board of Directors and previously served as Mayor of Takoma Park, Maryland.
Questions? Contact Bryan Hayes or call 202-962-3273.