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2022 Award of Appreciation: Paul Curtin
Paul was recognized for his leadership, hard work and dedication to WNC hiking trails. In 2022 Paul logged over 1200 volunteer hours. Paul serves as Friday crew leader along with being the Supervisor of the CMC A.T. Section Maintainers.
Over the past several years Paul has led efforts to turn around Max Patch from the adverse effects of excessive human impact to a more balanced ecosystem between humans and nature. He is also CMCâ€™s representative to work with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy along with working with adjacent stateâ€™s trail clubs that maintain the A.T.
2022 Distinguished Service Award: Tim Carrigan
Tim built and maintains the CMC trail maintenance website. This website is critical for CMC to log hours and record where trail maintenance is occurring. The Federal and NC State Governments need to have detailed documentation on when and where their respective land is being worked on. As any trail maintainer knows, the CMC website is straight forward to use and contains an abundance of information. Other trail maintenance clubs are envious of the CMC website. Tim is the "wizard" behind this website; he keeps things running smoothly. Additionally, Tim is the section maintainer on the A.T. Big Bald and our professional cook at the Spring and Trail Maintainers Picnics.
2022 Award of Appreciation: Donna Bange
Donna was acknowledged for her diverse roles in supporting CMC. She is known as the yellow trail maintainer shirt lady; coordinating and distributing over 400 shirts to individuals. Donna took a leadership role with the CMC External Stakeholders Committee.
She prepared baseline communications materials that can be used by club members to communicate the CMC efforts to outside stakeholders. Likewise, Donna has prepared videos including a CMC History video shown at the Annual Meeting.
In 2022 Donna, along with Todd Eveland and Tim Carrigan, launched the first Trail Condition and Usage Survey to document each of the >400 miles that CMC maintains. This effort focused on addressing and prioritizing trails that are both popular with hikers and in need of updates.