Metro Vision Idea Exchange: Make small plans

Event Details

United States

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

  • Idea Exchange
  • Metro Vision Idea Exchange

    Make small plans: State-funded opportunities for quick-wins in your community

    Learn about two state funding programs – the Colorado Department of Transportation Revitalizing Main Streets Program and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Active People, Healthy Colorado Program – that have a quick application process , no local match requirements and high potential payoffs. These state funding opportunities have program goals to improve mobility choices and community spaces, support innovative uses of public space and promote healthy, active lifestyles.

    Panelists from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and CDOT will discuss finding funding sources and how it works for local governments. Edgewater city manager Dan Maples will discuss his city’s experience as a grant recipient for both programs to pay for a traffic calming pop-up and another permanent project for 25th Avenue.


    • Steph Leonard, built environment coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    • Nathan Lindquist, land use planner, Colorado Department of Transportation
    • Dan Maples, city manager, Edgewater

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    Panelist biographies:

    Steph Leonard is a built environment coordinator for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment where she partners with community organizations, local public health agencies, local governments and other state departments on policy and built-environment change efforts to promote access to safe spaces for physical activity and prevent chronic disease for all Coloradans. Steph has multisector experience promoting health and equity through advocacy, education, community engagement and urban planning. Steph has a master of public health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health and a master of urban and regional planning degree from the University of Colorado Denver.

    Nathan Lindquist is a land use planner with the Colorado Department of Transportation, a new position created in 2021. Previously he was planning director and assistant city manager with the City of Rifle. Nathan has a master’s in urban and regional planning from the University of North Carolina.

    Dan Maples has been the city manager of Edgewater since September of 2019. Previously Dan was the deputy city manager, community service director and parks and recreation director for the City of Edgewater since 2009. Dan has overseen many large capital projects for Edgewater and with the incredible staff continues to develop safer streets for the community.