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Public Input, Funding, Job/Volunteer Opportunities & More

Job: Environmental Policy Leader with Cummins

Job: Transportation Planner, Data section, with the Indianapolis MPO

Job: Senior Planner with Monroe County

Job: GIS Planner with NIRPC

Funding Opp: CreatINg Places – Apply for the second round of funding

Funding Opp: INDOT Community Crossings Call for Projects (Opens 8/6; Closes 9/28)

Funding Opp: 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize (Applications due Thursday, November 1)

Input Opp: Michiana on the Move: 2045 Transportation Plan

Input Opp: People for Bikes Community Survey

Input Opp: INDOT Active Transportation Survey

Input Opp: INDOT's Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Input Opp: White River Vision Plan (Hamilton and Marion Counties)

Input Opp: Thrive Indianapolis, A Plan for Community Resilience and Sustainability

Input Opp: IndyGo Purple Line Survey

Volunteer Opp: National Recreation & Parks Association Conference in Indianapolis (September 23 - 27)

Friday, September 21 - Nominations due for 2018 Hulman Health Achievement Awards

Friday, September 28 – Applications due for McKinney Family Foundation Scholarship for Fundraising and Advocacy for Environmental Nonprofits Course

Friday, October 5 - Application deadline for Indianapolis Thriving Schools Challenge

Wednesday, October 10 – Deadline to submit applications for Bicycle Friendly Business status

Friday, November 9 – Applications due for NRPA’s 10-Minute Walk Planning Grant and Technical Assistance

Monday, November 15 – Nominations due for 2019 Indiana Park & Recreation Association Awards of Excellence

Partner Events

Ongoing: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals webinars

Ongoing: ADA National Network webinars and trainings

Ongoing - Alliance for a Healthier Indiana State of Our Health Road Show

Ongoing: OCRA Main Street Education & Training Events

Ongoing: SAVI's Data Skills Trainings

Ongoing: White River Vision Plan Events

October is National Community Planning Month

Thursday, September 20, 12 p.m. – Webinar, Prepared for Environmental Change: Environmental Changes Expected in Indiana

Thursday, September 20, 1-4:30 p.m. (Central) - Accessible Health for All Workshop, Evansville

Friday, September 21 - Car Free Day in Central Indiana

Monday, September 24, 1:00-2:30 p.m. – Webinar, FHWA Every Day Counts Round 5 (EDC-5) Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

Tuesday, September 25, 1:00-2:30 p.m. – Webinar, FHWA Every Day Counts Round 5 (EDC-5) Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

Tuesday, September 25, 1:00 - 4:15 p.m. – NRPA Mobile Workshop, Cross-Disciplinary Partnerships to Create Healthy, Equitable, Safe and Connected Communities, Indy

Tuesday, September 25, 4-6 p.m. – Joint Call to Action to Promote Healthy Communities Reception, Indy

Tuesday - Thursday, September 25-27 - Indiana MPO Conference, Planning without Boundaries, Evansville

Wednesday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – Webinar, E-bike Laws

Wednesday, September 26, 12:00 and 6:00 p.m. - IndyGo Public Hearings on Service Standards

Wednesday, September 26, 2 p.m. - Webinar, Walking Towards Justice: Connecting and Allying with the Disability Rights Movement

Wednesday & Thursday, September 26-27 – IHCDA Indiana Housing Conference, Indy

Thursday, September 27 - Quality of Place Conference, Richmond

Thursday, September 27, 7:30 – 9 a.m. - The Power of Parks: Thinking Beyond Fields and Facilities for Economic Development, Sustainability and Quality of Life, Indy

Thursday, September 27, 12 p.m. - Webinar, Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis

Thursday, September 27, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Development on Tap: How do we improve life expectancy in Indy neighborhoods? Indy

Thursday, September 27, 4 p.m. – Webinar, Innovation in Complete Streets Infrastructure

Tuesday - Thursday, October 2-4 – Aim Ideas Summit, French Lick

Wednesday - Friday, October 3-5 - OKI Regional Planning Conference, Cincinnati

Friday, October 5, 6 – 9 p.m. – Exhibition on City Planning, Indy

Tuesday, October 9, 12 p.m. – Webinar, Prepared for Environmental Change: Planning for More Frequent River Flooding

Tuesday, October 9 - Indiana Deadline to Register to Vote

Wednesday, October 10 - Walk To School Day

Wednesday - Friday, October 10 - 12 - Indiana Council on Specialized Transportation (INCOST) Annual Conference, Lawrenceburg

Thursday and Friday, October 11-12 - INDOT ADA/Title VI Summit, Indy

Thursday, October 18, 2:00-5:30 p.m.- Accessible Health for All Workshop, Indy

Friday, October 19, 2018, 1-4 p.m.- IPRA Fall Trail Event, Developing an Adventure Bike Program and Facility, Indy

Thursday, October 25 - Indiana Public Health Celebration & Hulman Health Achievement Awards, Indy

Friday - Sunday, November 2-11 - Spirit & Place Festival, Intersection, Indy

Sunday - Tuesday, November 4-6 – INSHAPE State Conference, Westfield

Tuesday, November 13, 12 p.m. – Webinar, Prepared for Environmental Change: Identifying your Community’s Vulnerabilities to Environmental Change

Tuesday, November 13 - Indiana Chamber Annual Awards Dinner with keynote speaker J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Saturday, November 17 - HEC's Greening the Statehouse Forum, Wabash

Tuesday - Thursday, February 19-21, 2019 – IPRA Conference & Expo, French Lick Resort

Monday - Thursday, March 4-7, 2019 - Purdue Road School, West Lafayette


National Events & Conferences

September 16-19 - Walk/Bike/Places, New Orleans, LA

September 23-26 - American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN

September 23–25 - APA Policy and Advocacy Conference, Washington D.C.

September 25-27 - NRPA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

October 1-3 – BusCon: Buses & Buses & Buses!, Indianapolis, IN

October 19-22 - American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

October 21-24 - Rail~Volution, Pittsburgh, PA

November 10-14 - APHA Annual Meeting and Expo, San Diego, CA

December 5-6 - Capital Ideas, Transportation for America’s State Policy Conference, Atlanta, GA

March 5-7, 2019 - National Shared Mobility Summit, Chicago, IL

August 25-28, 2019 - APBP Conference, Portland, OR

November 12-14, 2019 - Safe Routes to School National Conference, Tampa, FL

Health by Design Coalition Meetings

The Health by Design Coalition typically meets the third Monday of the month, 2:30-4:30 PM, at the MIBOR REALTOR® Association. For more information, contact Kim Irwin (kirwin [at]

We will not have a full coalition meeting in September.

We will meet in October, on Monday, 10/15, at 2:30 p.m. at MIBOR.

Committee and Workgroup Information