Boards and Commissions

 

Boards and Commissions​
Alabama Recreational Trails Advisory Board
Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board​
Alabama Trails Commission​
Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board News and Information

 

Alabama Recreational Trails Advisory Board

The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century established a vehicle for distributing financial assistance to the states for the purpose of providing and maintaining recreational trails. Section 1112 (c) (2) of the Act requires that each state establish a “recreational trail advisory board on which both motorized and non-motorized recreational trail users are represented…”  The following 11 individuals have been appointed to the Alabama Recreational Trails Advisory Board:

Name​ ​City ​Interest
Mr. Jerry Bynum Jackson's Gap ​Special Populations
Mr. Patrick A. Denney​ Birmingham Equestrian
​Mr. Jim Felder ​Madison ​Water
Mr. Rob Grant ​Montgomery Motorized
​Ms. Francesca Gross Birmingham​ Pedestrian - Hiking (urban)​
​Mr. Ken Thomas ​Fort Payne​ ​Pedestrian - Hiking
​Mr. Richard Martin ​Elkmont ​Bicycling
​Mr. Steve Newton Adamsville Motorized
​Ms. Debbie Quinn ​Montrose Pedestrian - Hiking (urban)
​Mr. Bill St. John ​Cullman ​Bicycling
​Mr. Bob Whaley Alabaster​ ​Equestrian

 

Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board

The purpose of the Alabama Trails Commission is to make Alabama a nationally recognized destination for hiking, biking, running, horseback riding, motorized off-highway vehicles and water sports by residents and visitors alike.

It employs a ground-up, statewide coordinated approach fostering vigorous participation by local, regional, state and federal agencies, stakeholders, higher education centers and non-profit organizations.

The ultimate framework would link trails with people; people with their communities; and explorers of all ages with Alabama’s wild places. Wherever possible the Commission looks to local needs, goals and leadership to accomplish its mission.

Board members as of October 2020:

Member​ ​Appointed by
The Hon. Cam Ward ​Lt. Governor
​VACANT
Lt. Governor​
VACANT
​Speaker of the House
The Hon. Donnie Chesteen ​Speaker of the House
​Mr. Jim Felder ​AL Rec. Trails Advisory Board
​Ms. Francesca Gross ​AL Rec. Trails Advisory Board
​Mr. Steve Newton ​AL Rec. Trails Advisory Board
​Dr. Vini Nathan ​​University - Governor
​Dr. John Jensen ​Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries
​Dr. Mark Wilson ​Alabama State Health Officer
​Mr. Steve Timms ​Executive Director of the Retirement Systems of Alabama
​Mr. Odell Sanders ​USDA Forest Service
​Mr. Freddy Padilla
​Alabama Power Company​
​Mr. Frank B. Edmondson ​Tennessee Valley Authority
Ms. Nisa Miranda, chair ​Power South
​Mr. Francis Chirico ​​Alabama Farmers Federation
​Mr. Larry Dixon United States Army Corps of Engineers​
​Mr. Ronnie Davis
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services​
​Mr. Ken Thomas ​Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - State Lands
Ms. Marie Bostick
Governor (executive director of an Alabama land trust)
Mr. Tim King
​Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Alabama
Ms. Emily Campbell (Representing Alabama Hiking Trials Society)
​Alabama Trails Commission (Underrepresented User Groups)
Jeff DeQuattro (Representing AlaBike)
​Alabama Trails Commission (Underrepresented User Groups)
​VACANT Alabama Trails Commission (Underrepresented Federal Agency)
​Mr. Otis French Alabama Association of RC & D Councils
​Maecie Martin Walker Alabama Railroad Association
​Mr. Jason Dockery ​Alabama Forestry Commission

 

Alabama Trails Commission

Commission members as of October 2020:

Member ​Appointed by
​Ms. Amy Rauworth, former chair ​Governor
​Mr. Phillip West, vice chairman ​Governor
Dr. John Kvach
​Lt. Governor 
​VACANT
​AL Dept. of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
​Ms. Sonya Baker
​AL Dept. of Transportation (ALDOT)
​Mr. Grey Brennan ​AL Dept. of Tourism
​Mr. Greg Lein, director  ​AL Dept. of Conservation and
Natural Resources (DCNR)
​Mr. Jonathan Hester
​Governor
Mr. Jeffery A. Pruitt​ ​Regional Planning Commission
​The Hon. Johnny Smith ​Alabama League of Municipalities​
​Dr. Graham Sisson, chair ​Speaker of the House
​Marlene Word ​Graham Sisson Proxy
​The Hon. Allen Armstrong ​​Association of County Commissions
​VACANT ​​Business Council of Alabama
 

 

Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board News and Information

Meeting Announcements

  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Advisory Board meeting will hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 12-noon. Participants can join via zoom.us at:

    https://uasystem.zoom.us/j/96625885058?pwd=Tko1SVZzSWhZS1phaEFTY0p4RzNVQT09

    Or via telephone at (346) 248-7799
    Password: 562419  -  Meeting ID: 966 2588 5058

  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting remotely via web conference on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 11:00 AM. You can join the meeting from your computer or telephone, but a computer will provide the best meeting experience, so we encourage you to use that option if available to you. If you do intend to use the zoom.us web conference platform, we encourage you to visit the site and download their software in advance, which will enable an easy connection on the 18th. Here is the web conference information:

  • PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://uasystem.zoom.us/j/351969758

    Or:   Telephone: 646-558-8656 or 669-900-6833
             Meeting ID: 351 969 758

  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, located at 80 Technical Center Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117 on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 11:00 AM. Please RSVP by emailing brian.rushing@ua.edu.
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Alabama Center for Commerce - Room 342 , located at 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at 11:00 am.
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Alabama Power Company-Clanton, located at 2030 7th Street South, Clanton, Alabama 35045 on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 11:00 AM. Please RSVP by emailing brian.rushing@ua.edu by Friday, March 29th.
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Duck River Reservoir, located at 68 County Road 1640, Cullman, Alabama 35058 on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at Blakeley Hall at 5 Rivers – Alabama’s Delta Resource Center located at 30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527 on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 10:00 am.
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Amelia Porter Center located at Palisades Park, 1225 Palisades Parkway, Oneonta, Alabama 35121-4748 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 10:00 am.​
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and the Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Alabama Wildlife Federation, NaturePlex Classroom #2, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook, Alabama, 36054-3616 on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at 10:00 am.​
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and the Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Alabama Public Library Service, 6030 Monticello Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-1907 on March 8, 2017, at 11:00 am.​
  • The Alabama Recreational Trails Advisory Board will be holding its annual meeting at the Center for Commerce, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama in Room 500 on February 16, 2017, at 10:00 am.​
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and the Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at Oak Mountain State Park, Park Office, 200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124-4311 on November 9, 2016, at 11:00 am.​
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and the Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at Red Mountain Park, Administrative Building, 281 Lyon Lane, Birmingham, Alabama 35211 on August 3, 2016, at 11:00 am.
  • The Alabama Recreational Trails Advisory Board will be holding its annual meeting at 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama in the Center for Commerce in Room 342 on May 26, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and the Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Center for Commerce, 401 Adams Avenue, Room 342, Montgomery, Alabama 36103, on March 2, 2016, at 11:00 am.
  • The Alabama Trails Commission and the Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board will hold a joint meeting at the Auburn School of Forestry, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, Alabama 36849, on December 2, 2015, at 11:00 am.​

 

Agendas

Agenda – April 2, 2015

Agenda – August 6, 2015

Agenda – December 2, 2015

Agenda – March 2, 2016​

Agenda - August 3, 2016

Agenda - November 9, 2016

Agenda - March 8, 2017

Agenda - August 16, 2017

Agenda - November 28, 2018

Agenda - November 20, 2019

 

Previous Meetings’ Minutes

December 4, 2014 Minutes

April 2, 2015 Minutes

August 6, 2015 Minutes​

December 2, 2015 Minutes​

March 2, 2016 Minutes​

August 3, 2016 Minutes​

November 9, 2016 Minutes​

March 8, 2017 Minutes​

August 16, 2017 Minutes

November 28, 2018 Minutes

November 20, 2019 Minutes

 

Legislation and Bylaws

ATC Legislation Act Number 2016-149

Alabama Trails Commission By-Laws

Alabama Trails Commission Advisory Board By-Laws

Draft – Alabama Trails Foundation By-Laws

Alabama Trails Commission Annual Legislative Report - 2015

Alabama Trails Commission Annual Legislative Report - 2016

Alabama Trails Commission Annual Legislative Report - 2017

Alabama Trails Commission Annual Legislative Report - 2018

Alabama Trails Commission Annual Legislative Report - 2019

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