December 9, 2014
The Greenprints Alliance Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Gary Moore as the organization’s new Executive Director. Greenprints Alliance is a privately funded non-profit organization based in Woodstock, Georgia that works with the City of Woodstock, businesses and community partners to raise awareness and support to help realize the Greenprints Master Plan vision, developed by the City of Woodstock in 2008. The Foundation Partnership with Premier Energy, which was completed earlier this year, provided the funding for the position.
David Potts, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Greenprints Alliance, stated, “Gary has the passion, trail management experience, and operational skills that Greenprints Alliance is looking for, plus a strong connection to the Woodstock mountain biking trail community. His high standards and experience will help move the organization forward to implement the next phase of trail development.”
“Mayor Donnie Henriques and the Woodstock City Council showed great vision in commissioning the Greenprints Project. A large-scale, 60+ mile multi-use trail system connecting neighborhoods, parks, schools and businesses will fundamentally change the way Woodstock residents live and play,” commented Moore. “The Greenprints Alliance provides the focus and resources to ensure Woodstock realizes this vision and takes full advantage of our City’s natural beauty; becoming a healthier and even more desirable community in the process. I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to drive this effort forward.”
Moore will succeed Jennifer Stockton, who served as the organization’s volunteer Executive Director for the past three years. “Gary arrives at a critical time to work with our board of directors to help ensure the Greenprints Alliance advocacy effort lives up to the community’s expectations and is delivered equitably around Woodstock,” states Brian Stockton, Ex-Officio Board Member.
A Woodstock resident along with his wife and two daughters since 1995, Moore brings to the position his experience as a nonprofit board member with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and Southern Off Road Bike Association (SORBA) Woodstock Chapter, where he currently serves as Trail Director for the highly regarded Blankets Creek Mountain Biking Trails and Woodstock’s Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Biking Trails. Moore was commissioned to design and build the Dupree Park Family Mountain Biking Trails in Woodstock this past summer and is an inaugural member of the volunteer-based Woodstock Trail Watch Program.
Greenprints Alliance has advocated for and/or completed several multi-use trail projects in 2014 including:
·Town to Creek and Noonday Creek Trail, May 2014
· Woodstock Elementary School WellStar Health Track, August 2014
· Dupree Park Family Mountain Bike Trail, October 2014
Upcoming Greenprints Alliance advocacy projects for 2015 include:
·Completion of Connecting Bridge for Town to Creek/Noonday Creek Trail to Woofstock Dog Park, and Trailhead location
·Construction to begin on the Towne Lake Pass Trail into Towne Lake
About Greenprints Alliance
The mission of Greenprints Alliance is to advocate for a sustainable green space and trail network, enhancing and preserving the City of Woodstock’s community, natural and economic resources for all generations, by promoting the benefits of a green infrastructure system to the general public. We also work to implement the City of Woodstock’s vision adopted through The Greenprints Project plan document and any similar green infrastructure systems adopted by the City of Woodstock or adjacent jurisdictions. For more information, please visit woodstocktrails.com.