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The Georgia Trail Summit: A Gathering with a Purpose

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Georgia is traversed by a multitude of trails that define communities, connect neighbors and get people outdoors. Yet there is need for so much more. There are many opportunities to connect existing trail systems, increasing access to a multitude of parks, communities and experiences.

The 2019 Georgia Trail Summit will bring together non-profit leaders, city planners, elected officials, greenspace advocates, recreation enthusiasts and others to envision an accelerated and ambitious approach to improving Georgia’s trails.

The Georgia Trail Summit was first convened in 2014 by the Georgia Trails Alliance, a nonprofit that aims to connect Georgia’s trail community. Hundreds of stakeholders have gathered to advance the role that trails play in our state’s health and culture. After hosting four successful summits, The Trust for Public Land will convene the 2019 Summit. Building upon the past success, the 2019 Summit will have a broader focus, encouraging participants to consider how trails, parks, waterways and other assets can bring us all together.

The 2019 Georgia Trail Summit Planning Team

A diverse group of dedicated trail advocates are working to plan an engaging and unifying Summit. If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch!
  • Walt Ray, The Trust for Public Land
  • Allison Roland, HNTB
  • Atiba Mbiwan, East Coast Greenway Alliance
  • Austin Kriz – Paddling Community
  • Bill Mayfield – Volunteer/Cyclist
  • Brent Buice, East Coast Greenway Alliance
  • Brett Davidson – SORBA
  • Bruce Morton – SORBA
  • Byron Rushing – Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Clay Windsor – REI
  • Daniel Jessee – REI
  • Ed McBrayer, PATH Foundation
  • Elliott Caldwell, Georgia Bikes
  • Eric Meyer – Cobb County DOT
  • George Dusenbury, The Trust for Public Land
  • Greta deMayo, Kaizen Collaborative
  • Gwyneth Moody, Georgia River Network
  • Jenny Park – Trust for Public Land
  • Jim Langford, MillionMile Greenway
  • John Austin Steward – Georgia State University College of Public Health
  • John Devine, Northeast Georgia Regional Commission
  • Joshua Moore, National Parks Service
  • Katelyn DiGioia, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Liza Mueller – Volunteer
  • MaKara Rumley – Hummingbird Consulting
  • Michele Kresge, The Trust for Public Land
  • Sue Carpenter, The Trust for Public Land
  • Tracie Sanchez, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tourism
  • Wandi Steward, Outdoor Afro

The Summit is endorsed by about 80+ trail-related groups. Meet our sponsors here.

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