Three years in a row, Mayor Strickland has proclaimed the third Wednesday in June as Walk Tacoma Day.

Past Nominees & Winners

2016 Unsung Hero Award: Shelbi Virgil

Shelbi Virgil – 2nd Cycle Nominated for: Her work to improve bicycling in Tacoma and inspire young people on bikes through the Major Taylor Program and 2nd Cycle. Favorite thing about downtown: How interactive it is

2016 Unsung Hero Award: MDC

MDC Nominated for: Encouraging multi-modal transportation options to MDC’s fall fundraiser.

2016 Unsung Hero Award: Ben Warner

Ben Warner – Alchemy Skateboarding Nominated for: Elevating skateboarding as a respected and viable active transportation option. Favorite thing about downtown: Go Skate Day in Tollefson Plaza

2016 Big Step/Bold Program: City of Tacoma

City of Tacoma Nominated for: Investing in multi-modal transportation through the Tacoma Streets Initiative and the Transportation Master Plan.

2016 Big Step/Bold Program: Tacoma Events Commission

Tacoma Events Commission Nominated for: Encouraging multi-modal transportation options to Freedom Fair and providing complementary bus services on all Pierce Transit bus routes on July 4, 2016.

2016 Big Step/Bold Program: MultiCare

Kevin B Dull – MultiCare Nominated for: Leading MulitiCare’s ORCA program to new levels by implementing ORCA Passport, which provides a full-service ORCA pass to every employee.

2016 Biking Strong Award: Matt Newport

Matt Newport – Resident Nominated for: Community leadership in biking through Kidical Mass and for leading by example by being on bike with his family. Favorite thing about downtown: BIA street sweeper machine which keeps the bike lanes clear!

2016 Biking Strong Award: DaVita

Ana Grover-Barnes – DaVita Nominated for: Implanting office fleet bike program so employees can get around during the day without their cars. Favorite thing about downtown: The vibe

2016 Biking Strong Award: VeloFemmes/Ladies First

Cindy Schaarschmidt, T’wina Franklin – VeloFemmes/Ladies First Nominated for: Inspiring more women to ride bikes through joint VeloFemmes/Ladies First events. Favorite thing about downtown: The view of the port and the mountains (Cindy), Theater District, Farmers Market, and of course … Continue reading

2016 Advocacy Award: Puyallup Watershed Initiative’s Active Transportation Community of Interest

Puyallup Watershed Initiative’s Active Transportation Community of Interest Nominated for: Successfully advocating for students’ safety and a Tacoma-wide Safe Routes to School program. Favorite thing about downtown: Prairie Line Trail