about us

 Top Row (L-R): Heather Staten, Cindy Walbridge, Dan Burden of Blue Zones, Peter Cornelison, Kathy Fitzpatrick Botton Row (L-R): Megan Ramey, Jane Jacobs

Top Row (L-R): Heather Staten, Cindy Walbridge, Dan Burden of Blue Zones, Peter Cornelison, Kathy Fitzpatrick
Botton Row (L-R): Megan Ramey, Jane Jacobs

Mission

Community - We want a neighborhood that is an extension of our front porch, where going out is “going in” and you can’t make it a block without running into someone you know.

Health - Hood River is our free gym, whereby active mobility like walking and biking are the easiest and most convenient way to get places, resulting in healthier residents.

Local Business - We know the names of our business owners and their product or service sustains  basic lifestyle requirements of food, home and transportation.

Untethered Kids - Our children can find their own play freely and walk or bike to school  independently.

 

Vision 

All of Hood River, all of the time, is naturally alive with children, young and old, filling our streets, which prioritize rolling, strolling or playing.

 

Organizers (A-Z)

  • Cindy Walbridge - former Planning Director, Hood River

  • Heather Staten - Executive Director, Hood River Valley Resident's Committee

  • Larry Ksionzyk - Board Member, Hood River Valley Resident's Committee

  • Megan Ramey - Founder, Bikabout.com and Planning Commissioner, Hood River

  • Peter Cornelison - Board Member, Friends of the Gorge and City Councillor, Hood River

  • Tina Lassen - Board Member, Livable Hood River and Planning Commissioner, Hood River

Advisors (A-Z)

  • Brian Potwin, Commute Options

  • Kathy Fitzpatrick, Mobility Manager, Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD)