Agenda


8:30 am  Check-in, refreshments


9:00 am  Welcome & Introductory Remarks Christie True & Jean White, King County Parks


9:15 am  The Power and Potential of a More Accessible & Interconnected Regional Trails Network Speakers: John Snyder, Governor’s Office; Cailin Henley, Alta Planning + Design; Liz Thorstensen, Rails to Trails Conservancy


10:00 am  Setting the Priorities for a Regional Trails Coalition – Interactive Group Exercise Speakers: Jean White, King County Parks; Facilitator: Ruth Bell, Cascadia Consulting Group


10:40 am Breakout Sessions: Broadening the Coalition for Regional Trails

Session A: The Mobility Revolution: Can we embrace new technologies, such as e-bikes and dockless bike share, to attract new visitors to our regional trails? Speakers: Blake Trask, King County; Brian Camozzi, Seattle Dept. of Transportation; Cassie Mcgrath, Lime; Moderator: Frana Milan, King County

Session B: Connecting Trails Is Good Business: How can we engage the private sector to help steward, sponsor, and grow the regional trails network? Speakers: Taldi Walter, REI; Jeff Aurnell, Microsoft; Dave Tomson, SRM Development LLC; Moderator: Sujata Goel, King County

Session C: Making Regional Trails for Everyone: How can we make access to regional trails more equitable and increase their use by people of all ages, abilities, races, and economic levels? Speakers: Julie Fonseca de Borges, National Park Service; Nathan Brown, King County; Glenn Nelson, The Trail Posse; Moderator: Claire Martini, Cascade Bicycle Club


12:10 pm Lunch (provided) & Poster Networking Session
Learn what trails are currently under construction in our region to fill gaps and complete the network.


1:00 pm What Trails Mean to Me – Storytelling Panel; Speakers: Merrill Hille, The Burke-Gilman Trail Committee; Mikia Cain, GirlTrek; Dan Retailliau, Outdoors for All; Rich Brown, Cascade Bicycle Club; Moderator: Ruth Bell, Cascadia Consulting Group


2:10 pm Why Trails? Creating the Vision & Branding for Regional Trails; Speakers: Juliette D’Ambrosio, ICON; Facilitator: Ruth Bell, Cascadia Consulting Group


3:40 pm A Regional Trails Coalition: Where Do We Go from Here? Closing and Call to Action Speakers: Jean White, King County; Taldi Walter, REI; Carolyn Hope, City of Redmond; Casey Sixkiller, King County


4:00 pm Summit Concludes


4:00 – 5:00pm Happy Hour hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club and Lagunitas Brewing