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.
Frank's passion is for Rail-Trail development.
Frank has served on the Kansas Rail-Trails Conservancy Board of Directors since 2000 and as President for the last 2 years.
Frank is an active member of the KDWP Commission and makes many trips to Topeka to protect and improve our position by providing testimony to the KS legislature.
He volunteers for trail construction and has taken his road grader, "Kitty", all over the state helping volunteers develop trails in Kansas. Frank has volunteered over 2,000 hours annually to the trails of KS for over 20 years. Frank consistently demonstrates a long-term commitment to improving the quality of life and furthering the goals and mission of KS State Parks.