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Santa Monica Spoke’s own Cynthia Rose has been nominatedÂ for outstanding contributions for advocacy and leadership as a finalist for theÂ Streetsies 2014: Deborah Murphy Award for Excellence in Advocacy. What an incredible line up of finalists theyÂ have again this year!
We are so honored and excited with the nomination. Equally exciting isÂ Santa Monica’s Strategic Planning & Transportation Manager Francie StefanÂ being nominated in the Civil Servant of the Year category.Â “Francie Stefan has been one of the major motivating forces behind the cityâ€™s vision for truly shared streets. Whether it is at the conceptual level, the community planning process, or in the implementation, Stefan has been a strong advocate for complete streets in Santa Monica”Â
[Award for Excellence in Advocacy]â€¦the hardest Streetsie to narrow down the nominees. The hardest Streetsie to vote.
Voting for all categories will close on Friday, January 2, 2015, at noon. Reader voting accounts for one-half of the scoring this year, with one-quarter going to staff voting, and another one-quarter going to a board vote.
Cynthia RoseÂ -Â As Director of Santa Monica Spoke, Cynthia has worked tirelessly to make Santa Monica a better place to bike, walk, and live â€“ all in an unpaid volunteer capacity. As a founder, she has built SM Spoke into a highly respected voice for change via numerous local and regional alliances. The organization has become a key partner for the city, credited with playing a key role in the creation of the cityâ€™s Bicycle Action Plan. Cynthia has also been at the forefront of forming the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalitionâ€™s Local Chapter Program, of which SMSpoke is the inaugural chapter. The Local Chapter Program is key in reaching all 88 municipalities in vast Los Angeles County.Â Does that sound familiar? It might. This is the text forÂ Roseâ€™s nomination for the Alliance for Walking and Bicyclingâ€™s Advocate of the Year AwardÂ in 2014.
In another stiff competition,Â CynthiaÂ Rose was nominated for the Alliance of Biking and Walking National Advocate of the year for 2014.
Additionally – in the Liveable Streets Sustainable Business category is aÂ nomination for theÂ Santa Monica Bike Center.