Non-Profit Leader and TVTAP Executive Director, Tim Adams, To Take New Career Path
After almost eleven years of outstanding service to Teton Valley Trails and Pathway (TVTAP), executive director Tim Adams will be taking his professional career in a new direction and will be leaving TVTAP effective October 1, 2017.
Tim has led TVTAP since 2006 and the residents of Teton Valley will benefit from his leadership and accomplishments for decades to come. Some of his accomplishments include:
- Wrote and earned the grant to build the bike path connecting Victor’s two largest subdivisions with downtown Victor.
- Wrote and earned the grant to complete connections in the City of Driggs to complete the pathway from Teton Creek to Valley Centre’ north of Driggs.
- Successfully executed the TVTAP capital campaign to provide grooming equipment needed to maintain the five free Nordic trails in Teton Valley for at least the next 10 years.
- Grew the Wydaho Rendezvous Teton Mountain Bike Festival from a grassroots small festival to one that now brings in more than 550 people to Teton Valley over Labor Day Weekend.
- Helped to procure a Federal grant to construct a paved pathway from the end of Old Jackson Highway to the WY state line as well as a new bridge over Moose Creek and a tunnel under Idaho State Highway 33 to connect Mike Harris to the City of Victor
- Leads the annual ‘Safe Routes to School’ program at Rendezvous Upper Elementary.
- In the spring of 2017, Tim earned a grant for TVTAP to give out “100 Helmets for 100 Heads” to local students.
- He has been a partner and leader in the collaborative effort to establish the Teton Creek Corridor. This project will create a 2.5-mile pathway and safe, family-friendly recreational opportunity easily accessible from Driggs, connecting local families to nature and the Valley’s agricultural heritage, and providing economic benefits for the entire community.
In addition to being a great asset to TVTAP, Tim is also a recognized leader in the non-profit community. He was recognized at this year’s Tin Cup, with the inaugural Dawn Banks Nonprofit Leadership Award from the Community Foundation of Teton Valley (CFTV), along with a $1,000 grant to TVTAP. The award was established in honor of Dawn Banks, a CFTV employee who passed away suddenly in February 2017.
“Like Dawn, Tim is such a great example, friend and leader to the non-profit community, not to mention the valley at large,” says Carrie Mowrey, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Teton Valley. “We appreciate Tim’s work so much. We wish him the greatest of success.”
“TVTAP would not be where we are today without Tim, his leadership and his passion for our community” says Gene Marcowka, TVTAP Board Member. “While he will be sorely missed, the TVTAP board and staff will take this opportunity, to build upon the strengths and foundation that Tim has set in place. We wish Tim and his family all the best and look forward to seeing them on the trails and pathways”.
Teton Valley Trails and Pathways (TVTAP) promotes a trails and pathways connected community. The organization brings together citizens, businesses, and local governments to expand the Valley’s opportunities for outdoor recreation and nature appreciation, while linking communities, providing access to National Forest trails, and promoting healthy mountain lifestyles.
Contact Dan Verbeten, Chair, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways Board of Directors with additional questions: 208.351.0413 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Download a PDF of this announcement here.