Truckee Trails Foundation hires new Executive Director |

Truckee Trails Foundation hires new Executive Director

The Truckee Trails Foundation recently announced the hiring of Leigh Fitzpatrick as its new Executive Director. He will replace founding director Susan Diane who retired in April.

Fitzpatrick comes to the job with a resume that includes recent work in sales and marketing for an Internet startup company as well as past experience working for the Truckee-based Sierra Business Council on communications, research, fund-raising and membership projects.

“We had many talented people apply for the job,” said TTF’s board president, Gavin Ball. “Leigh simply had a great combination of skills, energy and passion for trails that made him ideal for building on the momentum that Susan created.”

Fitzpatrick has been put in charge of executing TTF’s ambitious agenda for the rest of 2003. Highlights include: putting the final touches on a map of existing and approved trails in Truckee; co-hosting, with the Truckee Donner Land Trust, a world class trail-building crew from IMBA/Subaru for four days of trail building in October; and serving on phase II of the Truckee River Legacy Trail’s project management team.

“TTF did a great job launching a number of critical projects this past year,” Fitzpatrick said. “As we complete them and start new projects we believe that in the next few months we are going to do some great things for Truckee.”

The Truckee Trails Foundation launched in April 2002 with a mission to bring a linked network of trails and bicycle paths to Truckee. For more information on the foundation and its goals visit

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