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.

 

Brewed IN the Fort is Fort Wayne Trail’s largest annual fundraiser. At the 2019 event, we were able to raise $23,000 for trails in Allen County. Like so many things this year, Brewed IN the Fort has been
canceled, but not all is lost. One part of this fun festival that we have been able to take virtual is the auction. Please help us raise money for expanding and connecting trails in Fort Wayne and Allen County
by bidding on some amazing food, fun, and experiences. The items are now available for preview and the bidding will kick off 12 Noon on Wednesday and will end 5 pm Sunday.