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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 (Bob) Searns, Owner, Robert Searns and Associates, Inc.


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 2009

About the Author

Robert Searns is a trail and greenway planner/designer/developer and has a four-decade award-winning history in trail planning and implementation. He has worked with communities to visualize concepts, win support and get projects built. He co-authored Greenways: A Guide to Planning Design and Development (Island Press)—Published in the U.S. and China and contributed to Greenways: The Beginning of an International Movement (Elsevier Press). He has written for Planning, Landscape Architecture, LA China, and American Trails Magazines.

Bob has authored a number of trail management and sustainability articles and reports including recently serving as a principal author of a trails management and sustainability guidelines report for The Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area (U.S. Forest Service).

He served as Chair for American Trails and helped found the World Trails Network. He has produced and moderated Webinars, policy guidelines and other products for American Trails.

Bob holds a Master of Architecture from The State University of New York.

Bob is currently writing a new book with Island Press on close-in trails and walking routes. The publication date will be available later in 2022.

Contact: [email protected]

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