Candidate Statements

These are statements from each candidate in the 2020 PATC election. For more information about the election, including how to vote, go to the Election page.

Joe Lombardo
Don White
Vice President for Operations
Jim Tomlin
Vice President for Volunteerism
Anstr Davidson
Michael Filchock
Steve McLaughlin
Supervisor of Facilities
John Hedrick
Supervisor of Trails
John Stacy
Supervisor of Lands
Tom Taylor
Supervisor of Membership
Jeff Monroe
Supervisor of Outreach
Kristine Villatoro
Supervisor of Marketing
Nancy Doyle
Supervisor of Communications
George Neighbors

Election Page

John Stacy
Supervisor of Trails


I am pleased to run for a second term as Supervisor of Trails.  In my first term, I worked to support our volunteers, land managers, and trails.  I emphasized safety through the use of PPE and effective COVID-19 policies.  I managed the budget to obtain tools and resources for our volunteers.   I responded to land managers with successful meetings, policies, and updated agreements.  I improved trails as a maintainer, led team events like clearing blowdowns, and worked on the team that completed the Old Rag connector trail and bridge.  I made progress on an easement that would protect a multi-mile section of the Tuscarora Trail.  I added the North River District to our official trails inventory.

John Stacy, Mark Ellis, Mike Hammer, Dan Cotton ready to clear Shenandoah National Park Loft Mountain Campground loop B hit hard by Fall 2018 Windstorms. Photo by Stephanie Danahy.
If elected, I will work with staff and Council for an effective trails budget and resources.  I will recruit District Managers (DM’s) as needed and support them in their work with maintainers, with public land managers and private property owners and in responses to major events.  I will work to complete easements and effective agreements with our land managers.  I will continue to support our outreach efforts to individuals and groups for trail work.
Thank you for this opportunity.  I would appreciate your support.




The nomination board for PATC being awarded the Forest Service Chief's award for enduring service.