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, mtsgreenway.org.
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:
- Sign and submit a Conflict of Interest disclosure form (this will be updated annually)
- Return your Annual Pledge Form
- Board and Staff Demographics Survey
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 email@example.com.
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 | Nominate a Board Member | Leadership and Staff | Finance Materials |
Upcoming Board Meetings & Dates to Remember
Board Meetings FY 23
Kickoff Meeting – Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 6:30-9:00PM, Preston Fall Meeting – Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 6:30-9:00PM, Preston
- Winter Meeting – Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 6:30-9:00PM, Burien Community Center
- Spring Meeting - Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 6:00-8:30PM, Cle Elum Swuak Teanway Grange Hall
- Annual Meeting – Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 6:30-9:00PM, Preston
Want to join a volunteer event? Visit the calendar here!
Strategic Plan and Initiative Implementation
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
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
Select Board Meeting Presentations and Background Information
- HistoryLink article about the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
- Jim Ellis: Take the Greenway 1992
- Jim Ellis: Forests, Gravel and Growth 1998
- Jim Ellis: The Road Still Beckons 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
- Tribal Governance presentation, Whitener Group, December 2020
- Indian Country 101: An online tribal engagement training series built with natural resource practitioners in mind by the Whitener Group
- Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail, Randy Kline, Washington State Parks, October 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
Interested in nominating someone to serve on the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Board of Directors?
We accept nominations throughout the year. People nominated by March 31st may be considered for election at the annual meeting in June.