NWTA Honors Two Outstanding Volunteers

On January 29th, the NWTA held its first all member meeting of 2013 at Hopworks Brewery.  This was a special meeting for us for two reasons:

During this meeting our membership elected 5 new and very capable members of to the board of directors and re-elected two directors that have already made tremendous efforts to help guide the organization. 

Also during this meeting the NWTA took the opportunity to recognize and thank two of our key volunteers from 2012.

Joe Rykowski was recognized for his years of invaluable contribution to the Trail development Partnership Program as well as his continued efforts to develop the trail system at Stub Stewart State Park.  Joe also was essential in securing the current RTP grant that will help to fund the NWTA’s 2013 efforts under the Trail Development Partnership program, which supports the development of mountain multi-use trails in the region and forges long-lasting partnerships with other land use stakeholders.  Joe will be joining the board of directors this year and we look forward to his contributions as a board member overseeing the trail-building effort.

Andy Jansky was honored for his part in the creation of the Cascade Locks Easy Climb Trail System.  Andy has been the driving force behind making Cascade Locks the family oriented mountain biking destination it is today.  Andy spoke briefly at the event on how much joy it brings him to see kids getting excited about mountain biking.


We are very excited about our new board members, our amazing volunteers and the opportunities that await the NWTA in 2013.  

Come on out and join us at our next all-member meeting on February 26th to see how you can get involved in the NWTA!


Above: Joe Rykowski and Andrew Jansky after accepting their awards