It is with sadness that I am writing to let you know that I will be resigning as Executive Director of the Mad River Path Association, effective March 18, 2016. I will be leaving the MRPA in order to accept a job at a law firm in South Burlington.
My nearly four years with the MRPA has been tremendously fun, inspiring and educational. I leave at a high point for the organization and the movement for better trails and active transportation facilities in the Valley. Great momentum is building in support of more trails, better connectivity and safer walking and biking on roads. Political and business leaders are taking note that trails mean more business and contribute to the Valley's quality of life! And members, friends, and supporters of the movement are working harder than ever to expand the Valley's already impressive network of trails.
During my time with the MRPA, I have met and worked with many wonderful people, who care so deeply about the Mad River Valley. In particular, I would like to thank the many business leaders and MRPA members who annually support the MRPA through financial or in-kind donations. It is always refreshing and inspiring to speak with these leaders who are as excited about the work of the MRPA as I am. I also appreciate the support, collaboration and friendship of the other nonprofit organizations housed at the General Wait House. The work of planning, conserving and building new trails simply would not be possible without the help of these great organizations. And, most importantly, I extend a special thanks the members of the MRPA board of directors for their faith in and support of me during the past four years.
Thank you again for your friendship and support and I look forward to seeing you soon!
William E. Flender
PS The MRPA board of directors will, shortly, be embarking upon a search for a new Executive Director. Please stay tuned for a job announcement.