ACTIVE STREETS ALLIANCE MISSION
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Active Streets Alliance!
We aim to support more equitable access to our community’s public space by:
• Producing vibrant community events that encourage cultural exchange, facilitate ongoing dialogue, and create a sense of ownership over our streets
• Promoting active transportation modes as a means to better health, enjoyment and increased quality of life
• Highlighting the economic and social benefit of livable streets
• Coalescing community and civic partners to reimagine, and advocate for, street design and policy that reflects how people use their streets
Active Streets Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions to the organization are tax deductible under code 170. A copy of the official registration may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 435 - 7352 within Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.
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Joseph is passionate about building community around and in our streets for all road users. He built a track record of working on diverse issues with the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability. He previously provided operations & logistics management for a division of Republic Services, the second largest recycling & waste hauler in the US. There he focused on customer service, driver safety, and system efficiency.
His work activities have always been supplemented by community involvement like his position on the Executive Board of Keep Alachua County Beautiful. Prior to co-chairing Active Streets, Joseph volunteered as co-chair of Green Caffeine a local twice monthly educational speaker format. He has also worked on a host of events and activities to shine a positive light on transportation issues. A few of these are: the Homecoming BikeGator, Dinner & Bikes movie event (with Joe Biel & Elly Blue of Portland OR), PechaKucha, The Conch Cycling Takeover, a live band BikeStage, and the Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby.
In an effort to build even broader cross-sections of our community, Joseph forged partnerships with Future Music Makers and Heartwood Soundstage to bring Chimera Fest to life.
Director of Policy and Advocacy
Jill is an enthusiastic advocate for active streets! As Field Organizing Manager at Transportation Alternatives in New York City, Jill led a team of organizers, local activists, community leaders and countless volunteers on projects for more equitable access to public space in an effort to make the City’s neighborhood streets and arterial roadways a safer and more vibrant place to walk, bike and use public transit. Jill applied her community- driven campaign strategy to several successful city and state campaigns that resulted in reduced traffic injuries and fatalities, and improved quality of life. Jill has served on the Alliance for Biking and Walking's national steering committees for equity in active transportation, and community organizing for bike-related projects. Having recently returned to her home state of Florida, Jill is thrilled to join Active Streets Alliance as Director of Policy and Advocacy. Jill holds a BFA New York University, and is a 2017 Juris Doctor Candidate at University of Florida Levin College of Law with a focus on Public Interest, Social Justice, and Constitutional Law.
Fae Nageon De Lestang
Director of Events
Fae is a University of Florida graduate turned Alachua County resident. Though she studied entomology and evolution over the course of her education, she currently works with Alachua County’s Waste Management Department to increase recycling and waste diversion efforts across the County. In her spare time, she is the frontperson for the rock band Flat Land, which tours the state on nights and weekends. Fae began working with Joseph Floyd several years ago, starting with their efforts to help two local artists create bike powered kinetic sculptures out of waste materials in the UF Homecoming Parade. Fae has worked closely with Joseph to bring Get Active Gainesville into fruition, planning bike-themed events to fundraise for a bike-powered trailer stage which pulled her band in this past year’s UF Homecoming Parade. Fae is passionate about sustainability related issues, music, food, and shiny things. She is honored to work with Get Active GNV and the Active Streets Alliance to build the community’s support for clean, healthy, and fun transportation for everyone.
Special Projects Coordinator
Kathryn is a Gainesville native, graduate of Eastside High School and a graduate of the University of Florida studying natural resource conservation and sustainability. She has served as a member of the City Beautification and Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board and with Students for the New Urbanism. In her free time she enjoys cycling to local eateries and running.
She joined Active Streets Alliance to become more engaged in the community's growth of active transportation and help enhance the interface between people and their local surroundings.