The State Trail Administrators Meeting is for State trail administrators and Federal agency personnel who are involved with statewide or national trail programs.
Introductions / Show and Tell
States share experiences on local projects and trails issues.
Plenary Session: Federal-aid Highway Program Authorization (Conference line available)
Discussion of legislative proposals, policies, and programs: Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Transportation Enhancement (TE) Activities, National Scenic Byways Program, etc.
State Presentations and STAM 2011 Suggestions
Discussion of where will we host STAM in 2011, and presentations made available from States.
Plenary Session: Livability Initiatives
Topics include developing local, regional, and Statewide livability coalition groups.
General Discussion / Q&A / Stump the Fed (Conference line available)
Plenary Session: Performance Measures / Reporting, Quantifying Success
Breakout Session: Administrative Best Practices / Closing Out Projects
Interacting with FHWA Division Offices, Maximizing Resources, Time Saving Tips, Electronic Administration, Customer Service (level of satisfaction, measuring performance, feedback mechanisms), Administering the grant program under tight budgets and minimal staff, Streamlining RTP projects (categorical exclusions), Measuring time from project award to completion.
Breakout Session: Working with Others
Interacting with nonprofits and other programs. Working with bureaucracy and establishing Effective Partnerships.