Investing in Change: Creative Approaches to Funding Healthy Community Design

APA California Chapter, Inland Empire Section


Thursday, August 31, 2017
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT

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The Investing in Change: Creative Approaches to Funding Healthy Community Design presents examples of funding innovation and creativity from Los Angeles County, Long Beach, and San Diego to invest in infrastructure that will induce active transportation and greater access to open and green spaces. 


Shelley Saitowitz

Shelley Saitowitz, M.P.H., is a Community Health Program Specialist (since 2007) with the County of San Diego, Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA)—Chronic Disease and Health Equity Unit. At the County, she supports work ona wide range of topics including food systems, climate change, and public health impacts ... Read More

Lara Turnbull

Lara Turnbull is a Public Health Professional with the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services. With the department since 2000, she has spent the past 14 years as the Project Director for Healthy Active Long Beach. Ms. Turnbull has also spent her career working in the ... Read More

Randall Winston

Randall Winston is Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council, a state agency that brings together multiple agencies and departments to support sustainable communities emphasizing strong economies, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Randall previously worked in Governor Jerry Brown’s office helping to lead efforts to implement Executive Orders ... Read More

Norma E. Garcia

Invited Speaker

Norma E. Garcia was appointed as Chief Deputy Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation in September 2016. She is the first woman to serve in that capacity in the Department since it was created in 1944. She is responsible for the Department’s day-to-day ... Read More

Alison Spindler

Alison Spindler works as a Planner for the City of Long Beach in the Advance Planning Division within the Department of Development Services. She works on long-range planning initiatives such as updating the city’s Land Use Element, developing the city’s first ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, policy ... Read More

Jean Armbruster

Invited Speaker

Jean Armbruster, MA, is the Director of the PLACE Program (Policies from Livable, Active Communities and Environments) at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Launched in 2006, the program’s mission is to foster policy, systems, and environmental change that supports the development of safe, healthy, active environments ... Read More

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