NOACA held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2016, at the Downtown Cleveland Hilton Hotel. The remarks revolved around the theme "How Transportation Can Make Healthy Communities" and explored how the integration of land use and transportation can work together to create livable communities that enhance the quality of life.
The program included:
- A welcome and introduction by Daniel P. Troy, NOACA Board of Directors President and Lake County Commissioner
- Remarks by Grace Gallucci, NOACA Executive Director, “A Vision of Our Transportation Future”
- Presentation of the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Jr. Award for Outstanding Regional Contribution posthumously to the late Congressman Steven C. LaTourette and the late Senator George V. Voinovich. See the press release here.
- Keynote Address “Community Design for the Triple Bottom Line" by Mark Fenton, a public health, planning and transportation consultant; an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; and former host of the PBS television series “America’s Walking”.
NOACA distributed its 2016 annual report, Bringing the Vision to Life, at the Annual Meeting. This report highlights the work and accomplishments of the NOACA Board of Directors and staff over the past fiscal year.
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
• Regional Champion: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
• Regional Steward: McDonald Hopkins
• Regional Partner: Laketran and The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.