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Weston Winners 2019

2019 Weston Awards Recap

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate walking and the walkstars among us at the 2019 Weston Awards! The 2019 Weston Awards was an incredible celebration of walking. Old friends and new friends came together on November 8th because we believe walking is transportation justice, climate justice, and health justice.  The 2019 Weston Awardees delivered …

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2019 Weston Winner: Samuel Thompson

2019 Weston Winner: Samuel Thompson Samuel Thompson is a longtime community leader who created a walking event in the heart of Northeast Portland focused specifically on Black and African American health called “Next Level Health Walk”. Using Northeast Sunday Parkways’ walking-only segment provided an opportunity to connect people to culturally specific healthcare providers, vendors, community …

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2019 Weston Winner: Sam Balto

2019 Weston Winner: Sam Balto Sam Balto is a Physical Education teacher and Safe Routes to School Champion at Cesar Chavez K-8 school in North Portland, Oregon. Growing up, Sam remembers walking to school with friends and taking the metro in Washington, DC.  These experiences helped Sam build a sense of independence and to view …

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