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Lisa Collins

PUBLIC POLICY LEAD

Lisa is the Public Policy Lead for Blue Zones Project Scottsdale, working with community partners and local government to provide creative approaches to adapt policies and practices in the built environment, food, tobacco and alcohol arenas to meet the community’s goals for well-being.

She has nearly 30 years of experience in municipal government. After moving to Arizona from Ohio in 1979, she attended Arizona State University where she graduated with an bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Lisa spent the next 20 years working for the City of Scottsdale in a variety of roles in long range and current planning, neighborhood resources and in the mayor’s office. In 2005, Lisa began working for the City of Tempe as the Deputy Director for Development Services, focusing on planning and development.

Lisa transitioned into real estate and consulting where she developed processes and procedures in multiple development venues. After several years in the private sector, Lisa returned to municipal government serving as the Planning Administrator and Interim Development Services Director for the City of Glendale, and most recently as the Community Development Director for the Town of Paradise Valley, before beginning her new career at Blue Zones Project Scottsdale.

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What is the reason you get up in the morning? Did you know having a purpose can add 7 years to your life?We hosted a Purpose Workshop last week at Blue Zones Project Scottsdale Office! Attendees got to discover their sense of purpose and learn how it contributes to overall well-being. Thank you to everyone who joined us! #PurposeWorkshop #bzpscottsdale #bluezones ... See MoreSee Less
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🎧 Tune in to the latest episode of the Health Futures podcast for an inspiring conversation about creating healthier communities! Host Bob Roth had the pleasure of interviewing Todd LaPorte, CEO of HonorHealth, and Sarah Kearney, Executive Director of Blue Zones Scottsdale, about the incredible work happening in our city.FULL EPISODE HERE: cypresshomecare.com/2024/02/06/connecting-community-through-healthier-living-and-longevity/ 🌍 The Blue Zones Project is all about making healthy choices easier by transforming our environment, policies, and social connections. And guess what? Scottsdale is leading the charge! After years of planning, the initiative is officially underway thanks to key partnerships with HonorHealth, Cigna, the city government, and Goodwill.🎉 The kickoff event was a huge success, with over 4,000 residents pledging to embrace Blue Zones principles in their daily lives. Our goal? Achieving critical mass by getting 15% of the population actively participating over the next four years. That's 32,000 people making positive changes for a healthier Scottsdale!🏫 From schools to workplaces, restaurants to grocery stores, neighborhoods to faith-based organizations, the Blue Zones Project is optimizing how we live, work, eat, play, and socialize. Small shifts can lead to big results, and we're already seeing the impact!👵👧 Intergenerational participation is key to success. By engaging youth now, we're building lifelong healthy habits and reducing isolation and loneliness by connecting young and old.💪 This grassroots, community-led initiative is a shining example of collaboration at its finest. Together, we're paving the way for longer, healthier, and more connected lives for all. Let's make Scottsdale the healthiest city in the nation!#Health #Wellness #Community #BlueZonesProject #HealthyPodcast #HealthFutures #HonorHealth #SocialConnection #Environment #HealthyChoices #Grassroots #Scottsdale ... See MoreSee Less
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