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The Trail Conservancy Committees

Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture Committee is responsible for determining a scope of work and securing a consultant team for the Butler Trail Arts and Culture Plan, supporting the plan work to completion and the implementation of the plan. The committee is chaired by a TTC board member and is comprised of non-board members and City of Austin staff. It is managed by the Project Director and the Chief Executive Officer also sits on the committee. This committee meets on an as-needed basis throughout the year during plan development.

Marketing

The Marketing Committee is responsible for developing and implementing marketing, communications, and events programs for promoting the Trail as both a community resource and a community responsibility that benefits social, economic and environmental vitality. The committee is chaired by a member of the board of directors and comprises additional board and non-board members.

Development

The Development Committee is responsible for supporting all development and fundraising efforts of The Trail Conservancy. The committee is chaired by a TTC board member and managed by the director of development. The board chair and a member of the finance committee also sit on the committee, as well as the executive director and other board and non-board members.

Ecological Restoration

The Ecological Restoration and Rehabilitation Committee is responsible for developing and implementing criteria by which projects are selected; identifying needs and opportunities; prioritizing projects; implementation and monitoring. The committee is chaired by a former or current member of the board of directors and comprised of additional board and non-board members. This committee meets six times a year, every other month.

Finance

The Finance Committee is responsible for providing financial oversight for the organization. The Treasurer, who is an officer of the board of directors, leads the committee. This committee meets monthly.

Projects

The Projects Committee is responsible for developing and implementing criteria by which capital improvement projects are selected; identifying needs and opportunities; prioritizing projects and implementation. The committee is chaired by a member of the board of directors and comprised of additional board and non-board members. This committee meets monthly.

DEI

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will guide and hold The Trail Conservancy accountable in the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of TTC work. The committee is chaired by a former or current member of the board of directors and comprises additional board, staff, and non-board members. This committee meets six times a year, every other month.

If you are interested in joining a TTC Committee, please email Hanna@thetrailconservancy.org for more information.

Committee Chairs

Executive Committee

Zach Hunter – Chair
Leah Bojo – Past Chair
Andy Austin – Chair-Elect
Mike Shaw – Treasurer
Paul Byars – Secretary
Tara Shaikh – Member at Large
Mike Marin – Member at Large
Matt Harriss – Member at Large
Heidi Anderson – CEO

Projects Committee

  • Paul Byars – Chair
  • Al Godfrey – Past Chair
  • Muna Mitchell – Chair-Elect
  • Susan Benz
  • Sarah Calfee
  • Drew Carman
  • Ada Corral
  • Ilse Frank
  • Chris Jackson
  • Andrew Maebius
  • Antonio Madrid
  • Nikelle Meade
  • Susan Smith Turrieta
  • Evan Taniguchi
  • Heidi Anderson
  • Grady Reed
  • Nick Blok
  • Charlotte Tonsor – Staff Liason

Government Relations Committee

  • Zach Hunter
  • Andy Austin
  • Leah Bojo
  • Jed Buie
  • Brad Stein
  • Heidi Anderson

DEI Committee

  • Kevin Lanza – Chair
  • Alejandro Delgado
  • Erica De Los Santos
  • Sandi Tomlinson
  • Ryan Coaxum
  • Rocio Villalobos
  • Hanna Cofer – Staff Liaison
  • Heidi Anderson

Marketing & Development Committee

  • Cara Caulkins – Board Liaison, Marketing
  • Ryan Coaxum – Board Liaison, Development
  • Tara Shaikh
  • Kelly Buller
  • Annie Thompson
  • Lyzet Aguilar
  • Tori Thompson
  • Cydney Washington Moore
  • Maile Roberts-Loring
  • Ashley Jones
  • PJ Thompson
  • Zach Hunter
  • Matt Harriss
  • Chris Ragland
  • Michael Piano
  • Lisa Fritsch
  • Chris Whitaker
  • Stephen Buchanan (Redbud Chair)
  • Kylie Rush – Staff Liaison
  • Heidi Anderson

Projects Committee

  • Paul Byars – Chair
  • Al Godfrey – Past Chair
  • Muna Mitchell – Chair-Elect
  • Susan Benz
  • Sarah Calfee
  • Drew Carman
  • Ada Corral
  • Ilse Frank
  • Chris Jackson
  • Andrew Maebius
  • Antonio Madrid
  • Nikelle Meade
  • Susan Smith Turrieta
  • Evan Taniguchi
  • Heidi Anderson
  • Grady Reed
  • Nick Blok
  • Charlotte Tonsor – Staff Liason

Ecological Restoration Committee

  • Stefan Pharis – Chair
  • D’Anne Williams
  • Maranda Burhans
  • Michelle Bright
  • Jonathan Ogren
  • Claire Hempel
  • Kevin Lanza
  • Kenny Carothers
  • Christy Ten Eyck
  • Michael Meihaus
  • John Clement
  • Kirsten Schneider
  • Grady Reed – Staff Liaison
  • Charlotte Tonsor
  • Heidi Anderson

50th Anniversary Committee

  • Grant Butler
  • Cara Caulkins – Board Liaison, Marketing
  • Ryan Coaxum – Board Liaison, Development
  • Griffin Davis
  • Jena Ehlinger
  • Al Godfrey
  • Beth Granger (Honorary)
  • Catherine Robb
  • Tori Thompson
  • Cydney Washington-Moore
  • Chris Whitaker
  • Lisa Fritsch
  • Roger Rowe

Strategic Initiatives Committee

  • Leah Bojo
  • Chris Jackson
  • Zach Hunter
  • Paul Byars
  • Mike Shaw
  • Sandi Tomlinson
  • Al Godfrey
  • Andy Austin
  • Hanna Cofer
  • Heidi Anderson – Staff Liaison

Arts and Culture Committee

  • Mary Yancy – Board Chair
  • Ann Graham
  • Ilse Frank
  • Carre Adams (PARD)
  • Syliva Orozco (Mexic-Arte Museum)
  • Rey Hernandez (PARD)
  • Jessica Wilson (WPD)
  • Shea Little (Big Medium)
  • Michelle Rojas (MACC)
  • Laura Esparza (WPD)
  • Sharon Maidenberg (The Contemporary)
  • Sandra Gonzalez
  • Rocio Villalobos
  • Advisor: Andree Bober (UT Landmarks)
  • Heidi Anderson
  • Charlotte Tonsor – Staff Liaison

Finance Committee

  • Mike Shaw – Chair
  • Chris Carlson
  • Beth Almost
  • Jim Matoushek
  • Colin Corgan
  • Zach Hunter, Board Chair
  • Renee Welsh
  • Heidi Anderson
  • Hanna Cofer – Staff Liaison

Governance Committee

  • Alejandro Delgado – Chair
  • Zach Hunter – Board Chair
  • Leah Bojo – Past Board Chair
  • Phillip Buttino
  • Mike Marin
  • Brad Stein
  • Hanna Cofer
  • Heidi Anderson – Staff Liaison