Faegre Baker Daniels – Partner

Year Joined Fort Wayne Trails Board: 2018

Board Positions: Governance and Trail User Committees

Why Did You Join the Fort Wayne Trails Board?

I joined the Fort Wayne Trails Board as a representative of one of the organizations that was merged to create Fort Wayne Trails, Inc.   I have been a long-time supporter of Greenway and Trail development in our community as a quality of life amenity and a required community investment for economic development.

What Does our Trail System Mean to You?

The trail system is an important quality of life amenity for our community and it is a necessary investment in our future to attract new businesses and the employees that will work for them.

How Do You Use the Trails the Most?

I am an amateur triathlete and I use the trails extensively in training.

What Excites You Most About FWT’s Mission?

I believe the idea of creating a fully developed and connected trail system that serves the entire community is the mission directive that most excites me.

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

We have done a wonderful job in developing the trail system so far but we have so much more to do.  I wish I could show people what other communities are doing(Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Nashville and others) so that they could see that what we have could be so much more!

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.