This award is given in recognition of successful efforts to influence public policy relating to trail planning, trail protection, trail development, or maintenance.
Ann has served on the Utah Recreational Trails Advisory Council for six years, and was Vice Chair for 2005.
Ann worked with Council members to formulate a strategy to increase funding for the state's trails granting program. Throughout the bureaucratic and political maze, Ann was gracious, but persistent. She was full of helpful facts and figures, and followed up with emails to every influential legislator.
Ann provided key volunteer leadership of public and political support for the passage of a $13,000,000 open space bond for Draper City. The resulting purchase of 1,000 plus acres of wild lands allowed for the public access of several major trails. Ann's drive and determination has had a stunning effect on Salt Lake County and statewide trails.