Office of Supervisor Carole Groom 


Wednesday October 10, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

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San Mateo Main Library 
Oak Room
55 West Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

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4th Annual Active San Mateo County Conference

Join us as we identify and discuss new strategies, techniques, and programs to make our public places desirable destinations that promote healthy living. Attend workshops exploring the connections between urban planning, public health, parks and recreation.

This year's Keynote Speaker is A. Toni Yancey, Professor of Health Services and Co-Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity, UCLA School of Public Health; and author of critically acclaimed book, Instant Recess.

A. Toni Yancey

Dr. Yancey is a staunch advocate for chronic disease prevention, adolescent health promotion and health equity. Her most recent book, Instant Recess, proposes a new paradigm for fitness and public health that promises vitality, well being, and a greater sense of community - demonstrating, as Dr. Yancey argues, that what's good for the waistline is good for the bottom line.

This year's workshops include:

Roads on a Diet, Gardens in High Gear: Creating Healthy General Plans

  • Will Gibson, Planner, County of San Mateo
  • Carlos Romero, City Council Member, City of East Palo Alto
  • Vikrant Sood, Public Health Planning Specialist
  • ST Mayer, Director of Health Policy and Planning, County of San Mateo

Nutrition from the Ground Up

  • Barbara Bonilla, Director of Community Services, San Mateo County Sheriff's Activities League
  • Pamela Harter, Program Nutritionist, Network for a Healthy California
  • Katrina Socco, Senior Director of Programs, Youth Leadership Insitute

Walkable and Bikeable Urban Corridors

  • Tom Madalena, Transportation Planning Manager, C/CAG of San Mateo County
  • Jack Matthews, City Council Member, City of San Mateo
  • Mark Simon, Executive Officer of Public Affairs, SamTrans

Visioning the Future of San Mateo County's Parks

  • Jane Adams, Executive Director, California Parks and Recreation Society
  • Chris Beth, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director, City of Redwood City
  • Sheila Canzian, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of San Mateo

Registration is FREE. Light breakfast provided.

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