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Tammy Jamieson - Advocate for Parks, Trails, and Open Space

Tammy left a lasting legacy in the parks, trails and open space features that she created during her tenure.

by Robert Searns, founding owner, Robert Searns & Associates


Adapted from words by Kevin Batchelder, Town Manager

Tammy Jamieson worked for the Town of Silverthorne, CO for 14 years serving for nine years as Director of Recreation and Culture. She was a treasured and respected member of the Town’s management team and in the trails community in Colorado. Tammy left a lasting legacy in the parks, trails and open space features that she created during her tenure. She was admired and respected as a leader by all those she worked with.

Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan, the acquisition and construction of the Silverthorne/Dillon Trail Connection, the development of the Blue River Experience, including river restoration, open space purchase and trail construction of the Blue River Trail along with numerous other projects that bettered the lives of Colorado residents and the thousands of tourists that visit the Colorado High Country each year.

Tammy was soft-spoken and humble but extremely effective in transforming the outdoor landscape of her community for the better. Amenities like the Blue River Trail are attributable to her determination, attention to detail and her commitment Tammy will be missed as a professional colleague and as a friend. At this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jamieson family.

Contributions in Tammy’s memory can be made to CaringBridge—a free, nonprofit web service that connects family and friends to share information, love and support during a health care crisis, treatment and recovery. CaringBridge, 1715 Yankee Doodle Road, Suite 301, Eagan, MN 5512, 651-789-2300.

Published May 05, 2009

About the Author

Bob Searns is the founding owner of The Greenway Team, a planning and development firm based in Denver, CO that has specialized for three decades in greenways, trails, and conservation. He was Project Director of Denver's Platte River Greenway, one of the nation's benchmark urban trail projects, and produced 10,000 Trees, an eight-mile river corridor restoration project involving 3,000 volunteers. He has authored a greenways and trails plan for the 43-square-mile area west of Denver International Airport, as well as trail and greenway projects across the nation including Chicago, Dallas, Memphis, Louisville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, and Portland.

Bob was a development consultant for the Grand Canyon Greenway, a precedent-setting 72-mile system of multi-use trails along the canyon rim. Bob has conducted workshops throughout North America, China and Europe. He co-authored Greenways: A Guide to Planning, Design, and Development (published in the U.S. and. China), Trails for the 21st Century, and contributed to Greenways, The Beginning of an International Movement. He has served as Chair of the American Trails Board of Directors and written numerous articles and editorials for theAmerican Trails Magazine.

Contact: [email protected]

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