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TrailLink 2007
Speakers and Presentations

Below are downloadable versions of the slideshow presentations given by expert presenters at TrailLink 2007 in Portland, Ore., organized by program track.

Keynote Speakers

Opening Plenary Speaker: Washington's King County Executive Ron Sims

In more than a decade serving as executive of the largest county in Washington, Ron Sims has exerted bold and creative leadership in promoting multi-purpose trails in the Seattle-metropolitan region. He kicked off the conference with an informative and engaging look at how trail systems help build vital communities and why community-based leadership will drive the active transportation movement.

Closing Plenary Speaker: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)

Congressman Earl Blumenauer has spent more than a decade in Congress, and another decade on the Portland City Council. All along he has championed trails, biking and walking with boundless energy and vision. Congressman Blumenauer spoke at our closing lunch plenary following strategy sessions on elevating active transportation in communities and in Congress. He reflected on how participants can be effective advocates, and he provided the perfect send-off for the mobile workshops that showcased Portland's exemplary active transportation infrastructure and policies.

Program Track Presentations





Family and Community

  • Donna Erickson*, author of Metro Green (Montana)

  • Mark Fenton*, pedestrian advocate, author, champion race walker, former editor of Walking magazine and T.V. host of America's Walking (Massachusetts)

* Presentations not available

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