Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award

Accepting nominations March 12-April 30

The Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion awardee will receive conference registration, airfare, hotel accommodations, and recognition during the conference. Please review the information below, and click here to submit a nomination.

In 2019, the Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award will be presented to an individual who has made extraordinary efforts and contributions to advancing equity and inclusion through Safe Routes to School and active transportation. The award will recognize outstanding leadership and vision, impact on advancing Safe Routes to School, and skills in building coalitions and political will to ensure safe, healthy, and equitable outcomes for children and community members.

Nominees should exemplify one or more of the following criteria:

    • Ensures that Safe Routes to School programs are inclusive of students of all races, ethnicities, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, and income levels

    • Builds coalitions with community partners working in areas such as social and environmental justice, disability rights, and health equity

    • Demonstrates a high level of commitment to bringing in a diversity of experience, ideas, and viewpoints from the community to strengthen programs and initiatives

    • Values equity, diversity, and inclusion above and beyond job responsibilities

Nominees may be from local, regional, state or national levels, and may represent any sector that works in Safe Routes to School – education, transportation, health, advocacy, equity, community or business.  Nominees can be employed in the Safe Routes to School world or can be volunteers or leaders in related fields—parent champions, Safe Routes to School coordinators, principals, health professionals, bicycle or pedestrian advocates, and more are all welcome and encouraged.

The winner of the Hubsmith Safe Routes Champion Award will be announced at the 2019 Safe Routes to School Conference, November 12-14, 2019 in Tampa, FL. The award winner will receive a 3-day conference registration, airfare, and hotel accommodations, and will be presented their award during the conference. Nominations will be accepted through April 30 and our selected candidate will be notified by June 3.

Note: once begun, the form cannot be saved and opened again. We encourage you to download the nomination form PDF, review the questions in advance, compose your answers in a word processor, and input them online when ready.


About Deb Hubsmith

Deb Hubsmith, founding executive director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, devoted her career to working on behalf of children and families to create safer communities to walk and bike. Her dedication and commitment to the Safe Route to School movement at the local, state and national level is a source of inspiration, and a testimony to how dedication, a positive attitude, a seemingly inexhaustible source of energy and perseverance has the power to positively impact our most vulnerable populations. Whether at the local, state, national or international level, Deb’s passion for safety in active transportation, and the health of our children, families and communities, was felt by all.