This award is given in recognition of successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.
Paul Morrill has a remarkable ability to forge partnerships with the most unlikely people for the good of trail projects statewide.
Paul is a stalwart advocate for trail planning and development, both in his community of Delaware City, and, at the state, county and municipal levels. Paul brings his passion for history, heritage and culture together to create livable communities with great public value. He is business oriented yet understands how profoundly we are affected by the places that surround us.
Paul serves dual roles in the Delaware trail community. First, he is a Delaware City resident, where he is the City Manager. At home, slowly, yet deliberately, Paul tackled the issues of a depressed Main Street, flooding, and eroding historic structures. Within the last two years, this waterfront town, located on a Branch Canal of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, is being revitalized, transformed. Today, a Canalfront Promenade wraps around a once underused waterfront park and along several blocks of the Branch Canal. Historic buildings are being saved and downtown businesses revitalized. Under Paul’s leadership, there is new life in Delaware City.