Growing Greenways: The Path to Health Communities (Planners for Health Greenway Panel Discussion)

APA North Carolina Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EDT

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Interdisciplinary panel presentation of greenway development in the conference host city with special emphasis on encouraging healthy lifestyles through passive recreation.  Additionla information regarding the APA/APA-NC Plan4Health Initiative will also be provided.  

Session attendees will hear how to engage and sustain public support for greenway planning and implementation by helping citizens recognize the connections between healthy lifestyles, environmental integrity, and vibrant economies.  Attendees will learn how population and community attributes can provide the context for planning efforts and assist planners in making connections with professionals in other fields to make planning strategies far more meaningful.  Techniques for encouraging equitable implementation strategies that recognize the needs of elderly and minority members of the community will also be discussed.  Case study analysis will be presented by staff from the City of Greenville and Pitt County.  Various funding strategies will be explored.  Information about the Plan4Health Initiative will be provided with context for goals and objectives that can be accomplished in local and regional greenway planning.  


Lynn Raynor

Invited Speaker

Lynn Raynor, PE is a graduate of NC State University with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina for 15 years. Lynn has worked as an engineer for state and local governments for 18 years. He is currently ... Read More

Amy Hattem

Invited Speaker

Amy Hattem, MAEd earned her undergraduate degree in School and Community Health Education and a Master of Arts in Adult Education from East Carolina University. She has worked as a Public Health Educator for over 30 years. She began her career as a School Health Educator in Wilson County, and ... Read More

Alice Keene

Invited Speaker

Alice F. Keene, MAEd earned her BSP in Parks, Recreation and Conservation, and her MAEd in Adult Education from East Carolina University. Her career began with the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department in 1973 as the Coordinator of Programs for Exceptional Children and Adults. For twenty-seven years, Alice served as ... Read More

Dean Foy

Invited Speaker

Dean Foy, CPRP is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S. degree in Recreation Administration and a MAEd. He has worked in the field of recreation and parks for 30 years. Dean currently serves as the Parks Superintendent for the R&P Department in Greenville, North Carolina ... Read More

Judy Francis

Invited Speaker

Judy Francis, AICP has been involved in land management activities in Florida, Colorado, and North Carolina as a landscape designer, planning director, and project manager. She currently serves as the Western Region Consultant for the NC Division of Parks and Recreation/Recreation Resources Services. In that capacity, she administers the ... Read More

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