The nominee must work for an agency at the federal, state, or local level and must have demonstrated significant and consistent support of trail planning, design, or implementation through strong leadership and/or legislative efforts. The nominee may be an elected official, a paid employee, or a volunteer.
Steve Anderson of Tucson, Arizona, is Principal Planner of Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation Department.
A trails advocate for more than twenty years, he has been involved in successful trails and open space conservation projects at the local, state and national levels. Steve's numerous achievements include:
Steve's commitment to trails and open space has been considerable over the past two-plus decades. In fact, Steve was Co-Chair of the 1998 National Trails Symposium. Steve's years of devoted public service make him very worthy of recognition by American Trails.
2015: Karl Knapp
2013: Roger Sabine
2010: Senator Robert H. Plymale
2004: Tom Gilbert