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Local Champions: Walk Your Talk

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Community decision-makers exercise their influence as civic leaders by modeling active behaviors.  Here are a few examples. 

  • Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge hosts  publicized “Walk with the Mayor” throughout the city.
  • Healthy Shasta , a county-wide collaborative, offers a wellness challenge to all its members.
  • In Nashville, Mayor Karl Dean challenged residents to walk 100 miles, and invited them to either join him on one of 28 scheduled walks or to track their distances online.  
  • Former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom signed a Pedestrian Safety executive directive that set targets to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities in San Francisco.
  • “Healthy RC” encourages a healthy and sustainable lifestyle for residents and visitors to Rancho Cucamonga and was spearheaded out of the City Manager’s office.

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