When Gary's Miller Spotlight began in 2015 we could not imagine how our original 29 goals would expand to create programming that serves all of NWIndiana. Our Take Bike the Streets initiative was created in 2016 by our Access Miller volunteers. In 2018 our transportation and infrastructure/ education goals expanded to help create a service learning camp that would lead expeditions across Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties. Last Friday the Northern Lights Eco Adventures crew received the American Planning Association's Award for Outstanding Hoosier Grassroots Initiative for their pilot expedition.
ID: Mandi Renslow, Gretchen Sipp and Jessica Renslow stand together at the Honeywell Center in Wabash as they receive the from the American Planning Association - Indiana Chapter.
This award is given annually to recognized notable planning pursuits that have exemplified planning principles and fostered positive impacts on Indiana communities. They were honored along with municipalities and professional planning groups. Congrats to all the winners! Thank you Indiana!!! Thank you to all our community partners, volunteers and donors for helping to make this possible.
(This is the second time Gary’s Miller Spotlight programs have received an APA Award. We also got the 2016 Award for Outstanding Community Outreach. )