BOARD SPOTLIGHT: BRIAN SCHACKOW

FORT WAYNE TINCAPS – VP/FINANCE

Year Joined Fort Wayne Trails Board: 2012

Board Positions: Finance Committee

Why Did You Join the Fort Wayne Trails Board?

I’m an avid user of the trails and wanted to continue to help to expand them across our region.

What Does our Trail System Mean to You?

Having trail access for everyone in Northeast Indiana is vital to help people connect and give us outlets for commuting and exercise. Trails are essential for healthy communities.

How Do You Use the Trails the Most?

I workout a lot over lunch, so I’m often running and riding the Towpath and Rivergreenway from downtown.

What Excites You Most About FWT’s Mission?

The master plan of trails will connect so many areas and locations, making it possible to bike to destinations that just can’t be done safely now. The idea that people in northern Allen county will be able to ride their bikes to the zoo someday is awesome.

What Do You Want People To Know About Fort Wayne Trails?

Trails don’t just happen. While the city of Fort Wayne is instrumental, it takes a dedicated group of people to keep pushing and working to make sure more and more miles keep getting built. Equally important, getting built in areas that can have the greatest impact.