Thank you for an incredible Weston Awards!

Thank you for an incredible Weston Awards!

Thank you for joining us at the Weston Awards last Friday. What an outstanding night! From honoring our inspiring awardees, to basking in the glow of a room full of dedicated and supportive friends, to BEATING our fundraising goal, it was a night to remember.

With your help, we raised $25,812 that will go directly toward ensuring we continue to elevate walking issues across the state.



A huge thank you to 

everyone who celebrated with us, 

our generous sponsors, our dedicated Board,

and our amazing volunteers. A special

thank you to the Glassman family

for their generous support and matching donation for Vision Zero work. Our enthusiastic MC, Reed Andrews, kept the festivities going strong and we were so pleased to honor our Weston winners for their efforts in improving walking conditions across the state

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“Our people deserve to have crosswalks
  and lights that allow them to cross
  Powell Blvd safely.”

East Portland Action Plan (EPAP)


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"People in mobility devices and wheelchairs

are pedestrians and need safe and accessible streets."

Disability Rights Oregon (DRO)





"Walking helps people start conversations"

Jennifer Carley, Pat Norman, and Jeanine Stice,

founders of Just Walk Salem-Keizer





“Wisdom is the pessimism of intellect
   and the optimism of will.”

Commissioner Steve Novick 

quoted Antonio Gramsci

and Robert F. Kennedy.





I have to admit, I'm not a

 Pedestrian advocate.

 I'm an advocate of great
   cities.  And you can't

 have great cities   

without a safe pedestrian

environment and interesting

things to walk to."
-Legacy Award Winner,
   Andy Contugno


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Everyone had a blast capturing the moment at the

Weston Awards 2016 Photo Booth

- especially Oregon Walks staff and board! 

Photos can be downloaded at:




BritForbesPhotography_12_02_16__DSC5119Of course, we couldn’t have pulled off the whole thing without our amazing crew of volunteers. From Kristin, Emily and Lydia fearlessly pushing raffle tickets, to Joseph, Cassandra, Geoff, Andres, and Drew

gracefully making sure the tables were free of empty plates and full of wine, and Lillian and Connie holding it down behind the bar, everyone pitched in to make the event go smoothly.

To everyone who helped out - before, during, and after - THANK YOU!

It’s thrilling to finish out the year on such a wonderfully high note. As we wrap up, we are looking forward for the year to come and the work ahead of us. We hope you will continue to be part of this work, helping us to achieving the goal of safe, walkable environments for everyone. Cheers!