California Trails Conference Foundation
The mission of the California Trails Conference Foundation is to inspire recreational trail leadership through the annual California Trails and Greenways Conference. To achieve this mission, the Foundation, in collaboration with California State Parks, will create venues that will enable trail professionals and advocates to:
- Learn from a broad range of high quality, up-to-date educational sessions, workshops, presentations and other teaching venues.
- Network for the purpose of learning from the experiences of others, seeking or giving advice, building support for trail endeavors, and finding partnership opportunities.
The California Trails Conference Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible nonprofit organization that assists with the planning and operation of the California Trails & Greenways Conference; and serves as the Conference’s fiscal agent. The Conference is self-funded and all funds raised by the Foundation are applied directly to Conference costs.
After three years and three successful conferences, Executive Director Emily Williams has decided to leave the California Trails Conference Foundation and her role as conference Co-Chair. The Foundation Board is grateful for Emily’s hard work and contribution to the entire trails community. Her inspired leadership brought new sponsors, exhibitors and attendees to the annual conference. We are especially pleased with her leadership directed toward developing social media and bringing more young leaders to the conferences.
Emily’s departure leaves a significant vacancy that we will now seek to fill with a new Executive Director – one with the same dedication to producing a high quality annual trails conference in cooperation with California State Parks and our other partners.
Thank you, Emily!
Cathy Haagen-Smit, President, California Trails Conference Foundation
Now Accepting Applications:
We are now accepting applications for the Executive Director position. Resumes are due by June 23, 2017. EDJobAnnouncement2017
California Trails & Greenways 2018 will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park, March 28-30.
Details for this event will be posted late summer/early fall.