Following our bylaws, we held the annual vote for officers and board members on February 16th, 2022. Here are the folks that will continue to make the JORBA machine run:
- Executive Director: Ken Seebeck
- President: Tom Hennigan
- Secretary: Jason Fletcher
- Treasurer: David Clark
- Vice President: Mike Confenti
- Directors: Norm Zurawski and Bill Romillino
- Board Members
JORBA had a productive and successful 2021, as seen in all the progress made with JORBA staff and volunteers logging a total of over 3,259 hours. Below is a list of active projects, so stay tuned as we highlight these in future mailings. Most notable is the number of projects that are using professional trail building partners – this is your membership dues being put to their best use and will translate to fantastic new trail experiences. Additionally, there are plans in the works for building New Jersey’s first adaptive trail, an exciting opportunity to engage with a new user group and make the trails we love accessible to all.
- Allamuchy Stephens – new NICA Trail – Pro Build
- Atlantic County – Seaview Trails
- Bridgewater Township – new park to be developed partially financed by JORBA – Pro Build
- Byram Township – managing trail building program services
- High Bridge Fundraising Campaign – Pump Track Resurfacing including clay resurfacing and expert line – Pro Build
- High Mountain – closing some MTB trails, officially adopt others
- Lewis Morris – We are currently looking for MTB park rep. If you are interested in volunteering please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Long Pond Ironworks – Stags, adaptive mountain biking (aMTB) – NJ’s first adaptive trail build – Pro Build
- Jungle Habitat – Hippo trail: small reroute around wet section. Tapawingo work is ongoing.
- Ringwood – Ringwood Ramapo Reroute
- Six Mile Run – proposing new trails
- Sterling – Augusta-McKeags-Hutch – Pro Build and Red Back 2023-24 – Pro Build
- Tewksbury Twp. – possible new trails in Hell Mountain Preserve – Pro Build
New Chapter- Essex County
As efforts continue to gain legal MTB access in Essex County, the board voted unanimously to establish an Essex County Chapter to be led by Gene Sackman. This will help show our commitment to gaining access and serve as an organizing force to advocacy efforts.
This was our first year with the CIVICRM program, a new platform we adopted to streamline the JORBA machine. All existing memberships have been transferred over, and thanks to the tireless efforts of Norm Z and Kirt Mills, we are staying steady at around 650 members. We have plans in the works to help grow this, making us a more impactful when advocating for new and expanded access.