Darwin Hindman, JD | Former Mayor, Columbia, MO

  • Darwin Hindman, JD
  • Former Mayor, Columbia, MO

Darwin is a lifelong campaigner for walkable/bikeable communities and a nationally recognized speaker. He spearheaded the effort to create the local MKT Trail and the statewide Katy Trail, the largest rails-to-trails conversions in the country. In five terms as mayor, he established Columbia’s annual Bike, Walk, and Wheel Week, oversaw the passage of a Complete Streets ordinance and brought a $27.9 million Non- Motorized Transportation federal grant to Columbia. Darwin has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the League of American Bicyclists and the Leadership for Healthy Communities award, and he was recently honored by First Lady Michelle Obama for his efforts to build a bicycle friendly community.