Alignment Teams

Infrastructure Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Alignment Team

The Polk Vision Infrastructure: Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Team’s purpose is to provide a safe and efficient multimodal transportation system that promotes community prosperity and healthy communities. The Infrastructure: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Team’s goal is to decrease the number of pedestrians and bicyclists injured and kills in crashes. Recognizing changing the culture takes time and commitment. The team is comprised of individuals from a wide variety of local governmental agencies, hospitals, K-12 and higher education, and private businesses.

2023-2024 Infrastructure: Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Team

Ryan Kordek, Co-Chair, Polk TPO

Kathleen Wright, Co-Chair, Florida Virtual School

Hamilton Abreu, Polk County Public Schools

Donnie Arbeau, Central Florida Regional Planning Council

Aimee Bailey, City of Lake Alfred

Chuck Barmby, City of Lakeland

Marisa Barmby, Central Florida Regional Planning Council

Ryan Bengsch, Polk County Utilities

Mark Bennet, Polk County – Office of Land Development

Clifton Bernard, City of Haines City

Art Bodenheimer, City of Lake Alfred

Colette Boggs, BayCare Kids Wellness and Safety Center

Stacy Bolton, Lakeland Regional Health

Courtney Branch, Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Jennifer Cipriano, Lakeland Regional Health

Kristieanna Clasen, Polk TPO

Betsy Cleveland, Polk County Public Schools

Hal Coffman, Madrid Engineering Group

Hailee Cornett, Tobacco Free Florida

Mary Crowe, Florida Southern College

Julia Davis, Polk TPO

Heather Earl, Magic Kingdom® Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®

Taylor Freeman, Florida Department of Health in Polk County

Amanda Green, The Epic Center

Gordon Green, Patel, Greene, & Associates

Eric Greenhow, Allen & Company

Luke Hauser, Bartow Police Department

Lauren Hinton, Florida Department of Health in Polk County

Patricia Jackson, City of Polk City

Chris Jaramillo, Tax Collector for Polk County

Nathan Kautz, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

James Keene, City of Haines City

Tiffany Kitchens, Polk County Public Schools

Eric Labbe, City of Winter Haven

Jason Lewis, Kimley – Horn

Joshua McLemore, Polk County Public Schools

Tanya Merkle, Florida Department of Transportation

Edward Mingus, Lakeland Police Department

Hamideh Moayyed, Polk TPO

Kelly Morphy, Florida Bicycle Association

Tracy Mullins, Polk County BoCC

Pete Padron, Lakeland Regional Health

Andy Palmer, City of Winter Haven

Theo Petritsch, Landis Evans & Partners

Sherrie Pratt, Central Florida Health Care

Kristina Quenneville, Florida Highway Patrol

Sheila Rainey, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Heather Reuter, Safe Kids Florida Suncoast

Jeff Schmucker, Central Florida Regional Planning Council

Cindy Sharp, Lakeland Police Department

Scott Sjoblom, Florida Department of Health in Polk County

Bill Skelton, Polk County BoCC

Don Stephenson, Polk County Public Schools

Terry Storie, Auburndale Police Department

Heather Stafford, Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Toby Tiller, Polk County Public Schools

Karen Tiner, Ameriprise Financial

Julie Townsend, Lakeland Downtown Development Authority

Nelson Vega, City of Haines City

Chris Velasquez, Lake Wales Police Department

Kurt Walker, Polk County Sheriff’s Office

Stephen Walker, Bartow Police Department

Mary Weber, Pritchett Steinbeck Group, Inc.

Katie White (Bernier), Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Julie Womble, City of Auburndale

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