Healthy Communities Task Force


Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance


9:00 am   Registration, Coffee, and Networking

9:30 am   Welcome

Patty Elkis, Director of Planning, DVRPC

9:40 am   Opening Remarks

Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair, Montgomery County Commissioners and Co-chair, Healthy Communities Task Force

9:50 am   Presentations

Healthy Places, Healthy Communities

Laura Torchio, Deputy Director of Transportation Initiatives, Project for Public Spaces

Connect the Lots in Camden

Meishka L. Mitchell, Vice President of Community Initiatives, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership

Mural Arts Porch Light

Laure Biron, Director, Mural Arts’ Porch Light Program

11:20 am   Discussion

Moderated by Christina Miller, Executive Director, Health Promotion Council and Co-chair, Healthy Communities Task Force

11:55 am   Announcements

Amy Verbofsky, Senior Planner, DVRPC

12:00 pm   Lunch Available

Please stay to network and continue the discussion.