This award recognizes an individual that has made outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance. It is intended to recognize the efforts of a private or public sector individual working for enhanced trail recreation on either the local, state, or national level.
Jerry's dedication to work, family, and community is the driving force behind implementing one of the most successful trail development partnerships ever at Lake Shelbyville
As Chairman of the General Dacey Trail Committee, Jerry has been instrumental in developing a 4.5-mile long portion of the General Dacey Multipurpose Trail near Shelbyville, Illinois. Lake Shelbyville attracts from 3.2 to 3.5 million visits annually.
The General Dacey Trail plan was developed in response to an increase in the interest for bike trail opportunities in the area.Jerry organizes and works alongside trail volunteers once a month to improve trail conditions by removing debris, improving drainage, placing benches, and performing ongoing trail maintenance.