New Board Members Installed for 2020

November 21, 2019
Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership Board of Directors–November 21, 2019
L to R, front row: Ann Prouty (Faegre Baker Daniels), Rene’ Bullock (Community Volunteer), Beth Nobles (Executive Director, SCRGP), Shannon McAvoy (Secretary, Community Volunteer), Rachel Crouch (Bluff Lake Nature Center), Chris Herndon (Denver City Council), Jim Mock (South Adams County Water and Sanitation District), Kerry O’Connell (Mortenson). L to R, second row: Jim Dorsch (Metro Wastewater Reclamation District), Paul Frohardt (exiting board chair, Water Quality Control Commission), Jim Spaanstra (Faegre Baker Daniels). L to R, back row: Jason Coffey (Senior Trails Planner, Denver, staff partner), Neil Cowan (Xcel Energy), Rob Price (Treasurer, Denver Botanic Gardens), Tom Tobiassen (new Board Chair, Bicycle Aurora), Jim Thomas (Minor & Brown), Kristin Memmott (Natural Resource Specialist, City of Aurora staff partner), Sam Moody (ZIM Consulting), Bob LeGare (incoming vice chair, Mayor of Aurora). Missing: Owen Brown (Stapleton Mac Repair), Rich Reading (Butterfly Pavilion), Traci Ferguson (Parks Planner, City of Commerce City staff partner), Oscar Madera (Commerce City City Council), Beth Chacon (exiting board member, Xcel Energy)

It was our pleasure to welcome new board members to Sand Creek Regional Greenway Partnership at our November meeting–talented and dedicated folks who will work to set the strategic direction of our nonprofit organization, act as fiduciary stewards, and ensure the Greenway is developed and supported as a regional resource.

Our board leadership includes:
Tom Tobiassen, new board chair, representing Bicycle Aurora; Bob LeGare, new vice chair, Mayor of Aurora; Shannon McAvoy, secretary; Rob Price of Denver Botanic Gardens, treasurer.

We also bid farewell to longtime board member and board chair, Paul Frohardt; and Beth Chacon who served as a representative of Xcel Energy. Paul and Beth devoted many hours in service to Sand Creek Greenway and we’re most grateful for their enthusiasm and leadership.

The new board will start work on plans for celebrating our 20th anniversary as a nonprofit in 2020, strengthening our efforts to widen awareness and use of the Greenway, building sustaining support for the organization. Trail developments and improvements, habitat restoration and volunteerism, encouraging area residents to discover and enjoy our trail and riparian areas, and continuing our environmental education efforts in the community will continue as goals central to our work.

Thank you to everyone for you expertise, dedication and service!

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About the Greenway

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is a jewel in the necklace of trails that has made Denver a national model for linked trail systems.

This 14-mile public greenway connects the High Line Canal in Aurora, Colorado with the South Platte River Greenway in Commerce City. Along the way, it passes through northeast Denver and the new Stapleton community.

The Sand Creek Regional Greenway is open every day from dawn until dusk. Runners, walkers, nature viewers, horseback riders, and leashed dogs are encouraged to enjoy the trail. We invite you to become acquainted with our wilderness in the city.


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