PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii) Executive Director Tina Clothier was honored as one of Kaiser Permanente’s 2018 Honor Roll Champions in their Thriving Schools Honor Roll awards program. She is one of nineteen awardees nationwide, including staff, teachers, youth, parents, community leaders and union leaders.
“I humbly accept this award on behalf of our Bike Ed team and our community partners like Blue Zones and Hawaii Institute of Public Health,” said PATH Executive Director Tina Clothier.
Honoring Clothier, the Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools webpage shares the following:
“A convener. An innovator. A bold leader. These are the titles that are used to describe the way that Tina Clothier goes about her work. As the head of PATH, a small but dynamic non-profit organization committed to promoting community health across Hawaii’s Big Island, Tina has been instrumental in building support for active transportation, particularly among Hawaii’s schools.
Tina and PATH played a key role in establishing the Mayor’s Active Living Advisory Committee (MALAC), an advisory group made up of representatives from the county; the State Departments of Transportation; and the health, education, and business sectors who work with the mayor to enact policies and initiatives that foster safe, healthy, and active schools and communities. The success of PATH’s outreach and collaboration efforts is evident in the proliferation of walking and biking education programs, walk to school days, and the passing of a statewide Complete Streets policy that is the first of its kind in the country.”
About the Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools Honor Roll Awards Program
The Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools Honor Roll awards program recognizes those individuals who are championing sustainable, healthy school environments. The program celebrates successes, recognizes innovation and elevates best practices so that we can all be inspired. To view all of the 2018 Honor Roll Champions, visit the Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools website at https://thrivingschools.kaiserpermanente.org/get-inspired/thriving-schools-honor-roll-2018/
PATH is a community-based, grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit public access advocacy organization serving Hawaii County. Our mission is to safely connect people and places on Hawaii Island with pathways and bikeways. PATH was founded in 1986 in response to a growing need for places to walk, bike and hike safely and legally in Hawaii County. For more information about PATH, visit https://pathhawaii.org/