Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Active Trans staffer honored with award

Melody Geraci, the deputy director for programs here at Active Trans, was recently honored for her work in encouraging better health among local children from the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC).

/CLOCC is a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program that collaborates across sectors to promote healthy lifestyles for Chicago’s kids.

Some of CLOCC’s work includes the 5-4-3-2-1 Go! public education campaign, the Healthy Places campaign and the Healthy Teacher Network.

CLOCC’s Katherine Kaufer Christoffel Founder’s Award honors seasoned leaders in Chicago who reach beyond their defined arena to work on childhood obesity prevention issues. Past winners included Colleen Lammel-Harmon of the Chicago Park District (2011) and Lucy Gomez Feliciano of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (2012).

Since the 2002 founding of CLOCC, Active Trans and CLOCC have worked together to emphasize the link between health and transportation. As a founding member of CLOCC’s executive committee, Active Trans has partnered with the organization to promote walkability and bikability as core strategies for keeping people active and reducing the risk of obesity.

Geraci (pictured right) and Active Trans are excited to be honored with the Founder’s Award and look forward to our continued work with CLOCC.