New Executive Director, Ralph Pfremmer Shares Excitement for 2015
In my first few weeks as executive director at Trailnet, I am becoming even more familiar with the workings of this terrific local advocacy organization. Through a wide range of programs that encourage and support bicycling, walking, and the use of public transit,Trailnet has made an impact on communities throughout the St. Louis region. The spirit and passion I’ve witnessed in the Trailnet staff represents the leadership and expertise needed for comprehensive impact in our region. I am thrilled to be part of such a professional, talented and mission-driven team. With your support, we will expand our healthy, active initiatives and advocacy efforts to create safe streets for everyone and a more livable St. Louis.
I have already had the pleasure of meeting with a few of our partner organizations – Great Rivers Greenway, East-West Gateway, Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation, MoDOT, St. Louis City, St. Louis County . . . We are fortunate to have these regional partnerships that are so critical in leveraging for a more livable St. Louis. Each organization plays a unique and innovative role in this important work. With focused collaboration, we will develop and advance shared goals that will help the region grow. I look forward to fostering current relationships and building new ones that will effectively bring about positive change within our region.
As we plan for 2015, we will maintain our role as an advocate for you – the pedestrian crossing the street doing daily errands, the bicyclist commuting to work, and the transit user boarding MetroLink for a festival in Forest Park. Trailnet will continue to be your voice for vibrant communities where walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit are a way of life.