It has been far too long since I last posted. That’s because I just started a new job at Strong Towns, where I’m working as a Communications Specialist. I’ve only been there 2 weeks and I already know it’s the best job I’ve ever had. I get to contribute to a movement that I believe in during a time of growth and change at the organization. And, as one of my friends recently pointed out, I am getting paid to write! I feel like I’ve made it in many ways. Your support of this blog is part of that success.
Transitioning to a new job has left me with little time to write here, but I’ll try to remedy that soon. For now, here is some of what I’ve recently written on Strong Towns:
- I covered an amazing event in Milwaukee call Doors Open where over 150 historic buildings in the Milwaukee metro area welcome visitors for a weekend.
- I started a podcast series with Chuck Marohn (President of Strong Towns) where we discuss the week’s events. Having never been on a podcast, this is pretty exciting for me. Tune in every Monday for that one.
- I wrote about the importance of working for local government, even if you don’t agree with everything they’re doing and especially if you don’t have particular background in government work.
In addition to writing myself, I’ve also gotten to bring in new contributors and highlight the work of others, one of my favorite things about this job. Here are some of those recent pieces:
- George Linkert, a wonderful Strong Towns member, wrote about teaching his daughters to walk to school and why that’s important for their independence.
- Slow Streets, a nonprofit in Vancouver, published a report about a local “stroad,” which I highlighted on Strong Towns
- As I assist with event promotions, I connected with a local blog in an area where we recently did an event, Toronto. I got to share a recent success for bike infrastructure in their area.
Strong Towns is a transformative and important organization that is changing the conversation about financial resilience and urban vitality in America. (And I’m not just a fan because they gave me a job. I promise.)
Check out this list to see if we’re coming to a town near you.
Be back soon.