Candidates for Board Positions are being Accepted

It is election time again! Two officers and two at-large board members are elected at the annual meeting / caucus on November 9th. Plus the vacant President Elect position is open for nominations too!

Send nominations and ideally resumes of candidates for WSTC Board President Elect, Secretary/Communications Director, Treasurer/Comptroller, At-Large board positions or any proposed Bylaw amendments or business meeting discussion topics to WSTC Board President at info@washingtonstatetrailscoalition.org.

Caucus Annual Meeting –  November 9, 2015

9:00 AM to 3:30 PM @ Lacey Community Center

Join leaders from diverse trail communities in Lacey. This one-day gathering is the forum for our statewide network of trail advocates. Everyone with an interest in trails is welcomed – whether motorized, non-motorized, snow, asphalt, dirt, water, urban or backcountry!

Panel presentations followed by facilitated breakout sessions for a deeper dive on the topics.

  • Morning topic – Broadening Trails Constituency: conversations on health, economic impact, and transportation.
  • Afternoon topic - Funding for Trails: conversations on trail costs, advocacy for funding, and sponsor & business development.

Staff from the Recreation and Conservation Office will provide a two-hour afternoon grant application “tune up” workshop for folks to hone their skills and produce better applications that improve their chances of success.

Registration includes lunch!

Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue, map


Draft Agenda 

9:00 am Check-in and coffee

9:30 am Welcome

9:45 am Morning Session Panel Presentation

  • 45 min – “Broadening Trails Constituency”
    • Health
    • Economic Impact
    • Transportation

10:45 am Morning Discussions - Breakout Groups

  • 75 min – RTCA facilitated discussion on panel presentation topics

12:00 pm Catered Lunch

12:30 pm WSTC Business Meeting

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Afternoon Session RCO Grant Application Workshop

1:00 pm – Concurrent Afternoon Session Panel Presentation

  • 45 min –  “Funding for Trails”
    • Trail Costs
    • Advocacy for Funding
    • Sponsor and Business Development

2:00 pm Afternoon Discussions - Breakout Groups

  • 75 min – RTCA facilitated discussion on panel presentation topics

3:15 pm Caucus Closing Remarks

3:30 pm Caucus Adjourns


Success: WSTC’s 2014 Statewide Conference


Thank you to the 300+ individuals who participated in WSTC’s most dynamic state trails conference to date!  The 2014 Washington State Trails Conference attracted consultants, agency staff from all sectors of governement, non-profit representatives, dedicated individuals and over 45 Youth Ambassadors – current students or trail crew members just starting their careers. Check out the pictures on Facebook or the #watrailsco stream on Twitter to get a taste of the conference.

WSTC Non-profit Status 

After operating as a mission-driven and volunteer-managed organization since 1999, WSTC  is now officially recognized as a charitable, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service.  Learn more.


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