Chris Tullmann has accomplished more for "complete streets" in Charleston in a short amount of time than anyone could have imagined.A LEED-certified engineer and avid cyclist, Chris saw a need, rolled up his sleeves and pitched in for Charleston Moves. Chris met and developed relationships with countless road engineers, neighborhood groups and more. And when he called on the engineers, he had an easy way about him, calmly suggesting small shifts that wound up making a huge difference for Charleston's bike-friendliness.
Chris charted a new course for Charleston Moves. His generous contribution of time and talent made it clear that we have no choice but to replace him. And frankly, it can't be done further on a volunteer basis. Our community must rally to make it possible to hire an engineer to do the work Chris has been doing, being a practical liaison to road engineers and community groups alike.
He invented the job description: Make a list of street and road projects planned or underway. Find out which engineers are working on them. Call them, visit them. Examine the plans with them. Make suggestions. Find the leaders of the communities for which the projects are planned. Meet with them and find out their hopes for the project. Make suggestions.
All in all, Chris' contributions were spectacular.
Now, Charleston Moves is mounting a major fund drive to acquire funds necessary to hire his replacement. If you can help (or know someone who would be interested in helping), please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll miss him, his wife Paige and their son Max.
We hope Chris can continue to do some work for Charleston Moves. We know he'll be an asset to his new community.
Some of his friends are getting together for a farewell. More information by clicking here.