8 80 Cities is pleased to announce the three cities that will participate in the ground breaking two-year Wintermission program: Buffalo, NY; Eau Claire, WI, and Leadville, CO.
In November 2018, we launched a call for program partners and challenged U.S cities to assemble diverse teams that would advance the goals of Wintermission. The response was astounding, and 62 cities of all sizes submitted applications.
Through this project, we set out to combat social isolation and increase levels of physical activity in winter for all residents, no matter their age, ability, socio-economic, or ethnocultural backgrounds. Each city will undertake a process of community engagement, pilot projects, and the development of a unique winter city strategy.