Support a More Walkable Issaquah, Become a Neighborhood Walking Ambassador

Issaquah Nwa Training

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Joe Barden, Feet First 206-652-2310 ext. 4, joe@feetfirst.org
 

Feet First Encourages Residents to Take an Active Role in Making Issaquah more Walkable

 

Issaquah, WA– Feet First will be holding training sessions for its Neighborhood Walking Ambassador program in Issaquah on Wednesday July 10th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Ambassadors will have the chance to lead neighbors and friends on fun, community-focused walks around Issaquah in the coming months. Residents are encouraged to apply for the training online. More information will be provided to successful applicants after completion of the survey.

 

Feet First has been working with the city of Issaquah to improve the city’s walkability. Director of the Issaquah Office of Sustainability, David Fujimoto said, “The City is interested in highlighting walking as part of creating a healthy place to live, and encouraging people who are excited about that mission to become Walking Ambassadors for Issaquah.”

 

Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors will play a key role in inspiring a shift to foot-friendly development in Issaquah by sharing observations and recommendations, which will be directly communicated to city officials through a draft plan due out in September. The neighborhood walks help motivate people who live, work and play in Issaquah to walk more. Walks and training sessions are educational and fun social events.

 

What:              Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Training

When:             Wednesday July 10th 5:30 to 7:30pm

 

Register online at: www.feetfirst.org or by calling 206-652-2310 ext. 5

 

Feet First is excited to make an impact in Issaquah. Executive Director Lisa Quinn said, “We imagine a different way of connecting with our surroundings, taking steps towards improving personal and environmental health, all while sharing knowledge.”

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