HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic

Helping Municipal Leaders Create Healthy, Prosperous Communities

The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities & Towns Campaign provides free training and technical assistance to municipal leaders to adopt policies that make it easier for residents to eat better and move more.

The HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign is an initiative of The Institute for Public Health Innovation in partnership with the Maryland Municipal League and the Virginia Municipal League. 

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Workshop: The Economic & Health Benefits of Walkable, Bikeable Communities

  • Rm 205&206 - Ocean City Convention Center 4100 Coastal Hwy Ocean City, MD, 21842 United States (map)

As a local government leader, we know that you care about the health and prosperity of your community and its residents. This session is an opportunity to learn about effective strategies to create vibrant, attractive places where people like to spend time and money by making it easier for residents to walk, bike, and commute safely.

Learn how walkable, bikeable communities promote tourism, local businesses, and community cohesion. This session will highlight examples from Maryland municipalities small and large as well as provide information on resources available to the State’s cities and towns.

Moderator: Marisa Jones, HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign


  • Nicole Wagoner, Councilmember, Cumberland
  • Randy McClement, Mayor, Frederick
  • Matt Drew of BikeSBY, Salisbury, MD