Keith Holt, the Wisconsin Bike Fed’s Southeast Region Director, beat out 13 competitors to win the Advocate of the Year award at Tuesday night’s Advocacy Awards ceremony, presented by the Alliance for Biking & Walkingin DC. The Alliance is a national coalition of more than 200 state and local organizations that promote healthy and sustainable transportation and recreation options. “The staff at the Wisconsin Bike Fed could not be more proud of Keith Holt and the decade of leadership he has provided working to improve bicycling equity” according to Dave Schlabowske.
“From Chicago to Milwaukee, Keith has helped turn not only neighborhoods and cities but entire states into better places,” said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of the Alliance for Biking & Walking. “He’s paid incredible attention to the future of cycling advocacy and has played a mentor role to countless advocates, especially youth.”
The Advocate of the Year award goes to an individual who goes above and beyond the call of duty to transform his/her state/community into a great place for biking and walking and whose time, knowledge, creativity, and commitment are of the highest standard of excellence, exemplifying a role model for peers. The staff at the Wisconsin Bike Fed could not be more proud of Keith Holt and the decades of leadership he has provided working to improve bicycling equity.
Keith, along with both Dave’s and two others staffers from the Bike Fed are in DC at the National Bike Summit this week, working on national policy in addition to picking up awards. Dave Cieslewicz added this from Washington,”We’re very proud of Keith. Equity was the central issue at this year’s Summit and our own Keith Holt is right in the center of it.”