2018 West Michigan Trails & Greenways Annual Meeting

  • September 27, 2018
  • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

We're celebrating Michigan Trails Week by sharing what's happening in West Michigan's non-motorized trail world, honoring this year's Fred Meijer Trail Champion Award winners, and hosting a panel envisioning the ultimate non-motorized trail system in West Michigan.

Instead of speakers this year, we're hosting a panel titled West Michigan's Trail Vision: connecting trails, economics, and health, moderated by Eric Oberg of Rails to Trails Conservancy. The panel is made up of regional leaders with unique perspectives on the future and benefits of our regional non-motorized trail system.

Panelists Include:

  • Aaron Bodbyl-Mast, Parks Planner at Ottawa County Parks & Receation
  • Brian Mulnix, Program Manager at West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission
  • David Marquardt, Director of Grand Rapids City Parks and Recreation
  • Jill Myer, Public Health Program Supervisor at Kent County Health Department
  • David Ringler, Director of Happiness at Cedar Springs Brewing Company

Your participation is encouraged!

Refreshments: Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be catered by Meijer Gardens and a cash bar will be available. 

Admission: Free, and donations are kindly appreciated. 

RSVP here if you would like to attend.


West Michigan Trails & Greenways Strategic Priorities

There are many people and organizations in West Michigan building successful trails. However those same organizations are often competing for limited resources and lack a coordinated regional approach toward trail planning, construction, operations, and maintenance. As a single organization with a regional mission, we can strategically engage other organizations to coordinate, execute, fund, and sustain their portions of the regional trail system.

  • We have a regional perspective that allows us to prioritize and direct resources to the right opportunities.
  • We have strong, credible relationships with impactful donors, communities, and public and nonprofit agencies.
  • We have successfully raised more than $10 million to help build hundreds of miles of non-motorized, multi-use trails, leveraging both public and private funding.

Our Mission:

Enhancing the quality of life by advancing our regional trails movement.

Our Vision:

A world-class trail experience connecting West Michigan.

 

 

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