Thank you, Risa!

The National Center for Safe Routes to School would like to recognize and congratulate Risa Wilkerson for her continued contribution to Safe Routes to School. As the Vice President of Active Communities with the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Wilkerson led the local host efforts for the 1st Safe Routes to School National Conference held in Dearborn, MI, in November 2007.

Wilkerson has recently accepted a project officer position with Active Living by Design, a national program established by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and part of the UNC School of Public Health.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation is now seeking qualified candidates for the position of Vice President of Active Communities, which will lead program/project teams related to a statewide effort to create active community environments. For more information, please contact Marilyn Lieber at the Michigan Fitness Foundation at 1-800-434-8642 or by email at