Local host sought for the 2nd Safe Routes to School National Conference

The National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership are now seeking proposals from potential host agencies to organize the 2nd Safe Routes to School National Conference which will take place during the summer or autumn of 2009. The deadline for proposal submissions is July 1, 2008. To download the complete request, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org/events-and-training/conferences.

The Safe Routes to School National Conference provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations interested and involved with Safe Routes to School to network, engage in educational opportunities and form partnerships to enhance their Safe Routes to School work. The intent of the request is to identify and select an experienced organization that will be responsible for conference and event support, planning, coordinating, fundraising and implementing all aspects related to a three day national meeting of 300-600 program representatives, state DOTs, planners, elected officials, and community members.

The 1st Safe Routes to School National Conference, held in Dearborn, Michigan, in November 2007, was hosted by the Michigan Fitness Foundation in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Transportation. The conference exceeded expectations for registration and is considered to have been a resounding success. For more information on the first conference, please visit www.saferoutesmichigan.org/nationalconference.htm.