SCPAC has chosen to focus our efforts on promoting physical activity in the following areas: coalition development, youth and families, older adults, pathways, walking and increasing awareness.

Youth, Families and Older Adults
  • Promote Walking Groups. We will be working with the Northwest Physical Activity Coalition to promote the formation of community walking groups in Skagit County.
  • Awareness
  • Web site. Our Web site features the Skagit County Physical Activity Resource Guide with information on all kinds of activities that are available for all ages, maps for walking and biking, our special events calendar and great information on being active in Skagit County and in the northwest region.
  • Pathways, Walking and Biking

    • Skagit County Walking and Trail Guide. We have been working with the County Health Department and Geographic Information Services Department and all of the local cities to create a comprehensive, up-to-date map of trails and walking for our county.
    • Pedometer Walking.Our coalition is working with employers to hold pedometer-based employee walking programs at their work site.
    • Point of Decision. A campaign at Skagit Valley Hospital, United General Hospital, City of Anacortes, Regence BlueShield and Skagit County Administrative Building that encourages you to use the stairs instead of the elevator.
    • Trail Signage and Promotion. We are working with the City of Mount Vernon to provide signage and promote use of the Kulshan Trail and the City of Anacortes to provide signage and promote use of the new Tommy Thompson Trail.
    • Support of the Skagit County Non-Motorized Citizen's Advisory Group. In 2003, we partnered with the Skagit Council of Government to form this advisory group and recruit members.
    • Walk-n-Roll. We have sponsored this active transportation to work and at work campaign since 2001 with major support from the Skagit Valley Herald.
    Coalition Development

    • SCPAC meets four times a year. Members meet and receive education about coalition projects and emerging issues related to physical activity, as well as discuss and make decisions about our community projects.
    • SCPAC Work Groups. Many coalition members and members of the community volunteer to serve on work groups that plan and work on various coalition projects or areas of interest.
      Walk-n-Roll Work Group: Plans this annual walk and bike to work campaign.

      Steering Committee: Comprised of coalition members who plan the quarterly coalition meetings and conduct coalition business between meetings.

      Walking and Trail Guide Work Group: Committee worked with community to create a master walking and trail map for Skagit County.

      Funding Work Group: Looks for opportunities to secure funding for coalition and community projects.

      Northwest Physical Activity Coalition (NWPAC) Work Group: Represents SCPAC to the NWPAC.