Board Resources

Welcome Greenway Trust Board of Directors!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, we are thrilled to have you on the Board and look forward to your participation and contribution to the mission of the Greenway Trust.

This landing page is your go-to reference for learning about the organization and fulfilling your important responsibilities as a board member. Information about current accomplishments can be found on our public landing page,

Camp Brown group gathered

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the organizational and strategic planning materials available here, and take a look at the Board Calendar below. Should you have any questions, or if you’d like to learn more about a particular topic, we are always ready to help.

A friendly reminder of Board of Directors action items:

Again, welcome, and thank you for serving on the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Board of Directors!

Please feel free to reach out to Greenway Trust staff at anytime or contact Stephanie Huck for general needs or questions at 206.382.5565 or

Contents below: Upcoming Board Meetings and Events | Strategic Plan and Initiatives | National Heritage Area | Corporate Champions | Past Presentations | Organization Governance Structure | Director Roles and Responsibilities | Policies | Leadership and Staff | Finance Materials |

Upcoming Board Meetings & Dates to Remember

Board Meetings FY 23

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 6:30-9:00PM, Jim Ellis Preston Community Center | Add to Calendar
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 6:30-9:00PM, Jim Ellis Preston Community Center | Add to Calendar
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7:00-8:30, Zoom | Add to Calendar
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 6:00-8:30PM, Swuak Teanway Grange, Cle Elum | Add to Calendar
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023 6:30-9:00PM, Jim Ellis Preston Community Center | Add to Calendar

Greenway Events

30th Anniversary Mountains to Sound Greenway Trek | POSTPONED | Originally planned July 2020

Want to join a volunteer event? Visit the calendar here!

Strategic Plan and Initiative Implementation

Strategic Plan 2020-2025
Strategic Plan 2016-2020

National Heritage Area Background

Welcome to your new National Heritage Area – public website section

Joy and Gratitude: Greenway Designated the Northwest’s First National Heritage Area Blog post, March 2019

University of Washington Evans School: Recommendations for the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area Management Planning, May 2018

Corporate Champions

Greenway Corporate Champions Toolkit provides an opportunity for board members to collaborate with Greenway staff to seek and build relationships with corporate funding prospects. The toolkit includes:

  • Corporate Champions Tracker
    • A spreadsheet for sharing any info you have on potential corporate prospect leads (instructions for use provided in the tool)
  • Corporate Champions Value Proposition
    • A case for support that can easily be shared as an exploratory letter with your corporate or corporate-adjacent contacts (also on our website’s Corporate Champions landing page)
  • Greenway 101 for Corporate Champions
    • Stock language you can use to communicate both the higher vision and exciting on-the-ground work of the organization

Learn more about the Corporate Champions campaign here: Greenway Corporate Champions

Board Meeting Presentations and Background Information

Take the Greenway: By Jim R. Ellis 1992

The Road Still Beckons: By Jim R. Ellis 2006

Cascade Crossroads, the story of conservation, collaboration, and innovation in transportation to benefit wildlife and people, 30-min. documentary by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition , February 2018

I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East: Critter Crossings in the Central Cascades, November 2021

Central Washington University Geology Professor Nick Zentner: “Nick on the Rocks”, June 2019

King County Indian Tribes Government to Government Relations: Joe Hovenkotter, King County Tribal Relations, January 2020

Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, Randy Kline, Washington State Parks, October 2020

Tribal Governance presentation, Whitener Group, December 2020

Land Management Collaboratives of Kittitas County, Nicky Pasi, January 2020

History Café: How Railroads brought a Checkerboard Landscape to the Northwest, by Charlie Raines, HistoryLink, and Museum of History and Industry, May 2021

Governance Structure & Roles and Responsibilities

Governance Structure
Updated 2020
Updated 2021

Policies & Procedures


Conflict of Interest Policy

Employee Handbook

Finance Policy

Whistleblower Policy

People & Organization

Greenway Trust Leadership

Greenway Trust Staff 

Financial Documents

FY20 Budget Review

FY19 Budget Review

Form 990

Annual Reports