Thank-You to an Oregon Walks Walkstar

After nearly four years with Oregon Walks, we say goodbye to our friend and colleague, Inna Levin. From early days as Volunteer & Events Coordinator, to helping guide our organization as Interim Executive Director, we all look back with pride and gratitude on the steps we’ve taken together. While Inna was with Oregon Walks, we’ve done so much…

  • Brought community and pedestrian advocates together to party in the streets at three Oregon Walkways in the Cully, Lents, and Rosewood neighborhoods, working hand-in-hand with place-based partners and residents. ​

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  • Elevated the voices of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and coordinators at Title I schools to help address the challenges they face in safely walking to school through our Healthy Travel Options to School walks.
  • Delivered on three separate and extensive grants through Metro’s Regional Travel Options programming, representing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding.
  • Affected policy change at the city, county, state, and regional levels through our work on Vision Zero, the Getting There Together Coalition, the I-5 Rose Quarter Expansion project, and the #workzonewtf social media campaign which resulted in citywide policy change around sidewalk closures.
  • Co-hosted two very friendly yet competitive Transportation Trivia installments with our pals at Community Cycling Center.
  • Organized an incredibly informative PDX City Council Candidates' Forum on Transportation with YPT Portland.
  • Celebrated our joint work and the exceptional walkstars among us at four ridiculously fun Weston Awards Galas.
  • Created and chaired our Communications Advisory Committee, recruiting the brightest stars in professional communications to volunteer their expertise.
  • Supported our Legislative and Plans and Projects committees, spending time with amazingly dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers.
  • Stewarded thriving partnerships with AARP Oregon, PBOT, Metro, The Rosewood Initiative, Community Cycling Center, The Street Trust, OPAL - Environmental Justice Oregon, APANO, Green Lents, City Repair, and so so many others.

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We are thankful to Inna for bringing her joy, experience, and dedication to Oregon Walks, and we know this is just one stop on her journey to help create safer, friendlier, and more just sidewalks, cities, and communities.

 

See you on the sidewalk!

 

- Oregon Walks Board