MSA activities promote recognition of skateboarding’s role within:

  • Progressive urban and rural community planning

  • Sustainable, active transportation networks

  • A vibrant built environment that prioritizes public health

Members advocate for civic leaders to:

  • Address regressive laws and policies that constrain skateboarding as a highly sustainable means of transportation

  • Support the construction, maintenance, and promotion of skateparks as a tool for fostering community cohesion and popularizing physical activity, especially for marginalized youth

  • Champion skateboarding as a platform for art and creative expression

  • Support local economies related to skateboarding

  • Acknowledge the living proof represented by skateboarders across the region that this profoundly impactful “pastime” can be a lifeline for many, especially in the tough times of adolescence and beyond