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Monday, June 4, 2018
BRC EXE. DIR. INTRO MESSAGE FROM DEL
DEL ALBRIGHT INTRODUCTION AS NEW ED OF BLUERIBBON COALTION/SHARETRAILS.ORG
Dear Members and Supporters of BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.Org
I am happy to be your new (interim) Executive Director effective June 1,
2018, driving the Sharetrails/BRC boat! We appreciate all that
Martin Hackworth has done and wish him well in his retirement. But for a
little bit about me...
I am straightforward, honest and live by a code of honor and ethics,
deeply seated in respect for my fellow enthusiasts. You are who I work
for and I never let that out of my sight.
With over 20 years of ST/BRC membership, 35 years of land use experience
(and writing) and 50 years of off-pavement recreation ranging from dirt
biking, street biking, 4x4s, dune buggies, snowmobiling, hunting,
fishing, rock-hounding, RV'ing and jeeping. There is little I have not
done or seen. But all that still rests on the basic premise that we
all fight for and want ACCESS. Access for all; for all
sports. That is what Sharetrails.Org/BRC brings you.
I believe in partnerships and cooperation. State, regional and local
associations and organizations are critical to the overall success of
fighting for access. My standard speech at events usually includes
the message: Join everything you can afford to join and that makes
sense to you! It takes all of us. On the other hand, I do not
believe in starting a new group or club just because there are a few bad
apples or broken issues in the existing outfit(s). Stay in the
fight and fix it first!
I am an old soldier and I tend to like lines, orders, lists and clear
instructions and expectations. I also like to give clear answers to
questions. So, ask away; anytime.
I stand by and believe in volunteers as the back bone of about any hobby
or sport. Volunteers must be nurtured, thanked, fed and given solid
work if you want to keep them coming back. In that line, I wrote
and developed the only online off-pavement oriented training course in
the country, the Recreational Leadership Training Course (RLTC) that has
over 300 students and graduates nationwide. I used this
course and a hands-on workshop to facilitate the start-up of saving the Rubicon
Trail - Friends of the Rubicon (FOTR) and the Rubicon Trail Foundation
I live by expectations when it comes to relationships, partnerships and
volunteers. If it makes you smile, write an expectation to achieve
it. If it makes you frown, write an expectation to avoid it. None
of us are mind readers, so if you want something done a certain way, you
have to paint a picture of how that would look. I hope you will join me
in continuing to paint a future for ST/BRC and our trails/access.
With the help of our ST/BRC Board of Directors, partners, staff and
contractors, as well as our solid base of volunteers, I plan to lead this
ship through all waters - troubled or not. I can do that only with
your help, input and support. Contact me anytime.
On the team,
Interim Executive Director