Michelle Erfurt serves as Strong Towns' Event Pathfinder. Guided by a passion for helping people, Michelle navigates people through the process of bringing a Strong Towns event to their area. Her first career is in music therapy. She spent her clinical years working to decrease pain, improve coping, and enhance interpersonal relationships of hospice and hospitalized patients.
Michelle became interested in the topic of city design, the influence of the built environment, and planners after marrying into the field. Her husband, Ed Erfurt, is Assistant City Manager in Ranson, WV and a long-time friend and member of Strong Towns.
In 2018, we presented the Strong Towns message in person to over 8,000 people from diverse backgrounds and professions. We want to keep that number growing. Your membership will make it possible.
The enthusiasm and follow-through of committed Strong Towns members is what makes this movement happen.
With the help of our neighbors (plus YouTube), we're growing our first garden, and learning a lot along the way.
Picking my son up from school in a car would undoubtedly be quicker with less effort on my part. But the benefits of walking outnumber the challenges.
My town is on its way to becoming a Strong Town. The vision is in place. But we're not quite there yet.