Maintainer of the Year
"...leaving a footpath for generations to follow."
After the BMTA had been in existence only a few years, leaders of the time decided that there needed to be a special way to express appreciation for that one individual who worked hardest over the course of the previous year. Realizing that naming the hardest working trail volunteer would be difficult some years, they decided to make it an informal award with a simple (but shiny!) new Pulaski for a trophy. So with no formal charter statement and little fanfare, the Maintainer of the Year award was established.
Recipients are said to have received the "Golden Pulaski", though it is not gilded in any way. (Not even with cheap, gold-colored spray paint - which has been suggested!) But while the trophy itself may be no great shakes, the feelings of gratitude behind it are deep and sincere.
To All Trail Workers
This award has a shortcoming in that there is only one of it. In any given year, there are numerous volunteers who give of themselves and of their wherewithal to maintain and improve the trial. With the Maintainer of the Year award, the BMTA provides only a small token of thanks.
|Year||Maintainer of the Year|
|2011||Tom “T.O.” Mitchell|
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Ken Jones accepting MotY award for Robert Owenby at 25th Anniversary Celebration, 2005, courtesy of Mike Pullen