Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry presented Adrienne Maurer with the 2020 Trail Volunteer of the Year Award on Jan. 14. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated strong leadership and made significant contributions in volunteer time to planning, construction, maintenance, promotion and/or fundraising for the city of Fort Wayne’s trails and greenways network, according to a news release from the city.
Maurer has led her neighborhood’s efforts to keep a section of the St. Marys Pathway clean and safe through the Adopt a Greenway program for the past four years and worked with the neighborhood to maintain the landscaping of the traffic islands at the intersection of Bluffton Road and Broadway, providing a safe and attractive crossing for trail users. She has volunteered for the Pufferbelly Run/Walk/Stroll annually, and in 2019 and 2020 “led-out” the races on bicycle. She also assisted as ride leader for the 2020 Trek the Trails program. In 2020 she volunteered more than 50 hours toward trail activities and maintenance. She is also a longtime donor and supporter of the Fort Wayne Trails Inc. Trail Blazer recurring donor program.
As part of the recognition, a tulip tree was planted along the Rivergreenway in Foster Park and a plaque naming Maurer the Volunteer of the Year was installed at the base of the tree.