Trails & Active Transportation Advisory Committee

The Trails & Active Transportation Advisory Committee fosters ongoing stewardship of Collingwood’s multi-use pathways, trails, on-road bicycle lanes/routes/connections in cooperation with the Engineering Services and Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) staff plus the Accessibility Advisory Committee.

Mandate: The Trails & Active Transportation Advisory Committee is responsible for providing recommendations to the Corporate and Community Services Standing Committee on the development of policies and programs in the area of trails, in accordance with approved corporate strategic objectives.

Composition: The Committee consists of seven (7) voting citizen members, a staff resource and recording secretary. The term of a member is generally for three years, with eligibility for reappointment. 

Key Qualifications & Eligibility Requirements of Citizen Members include:

  • Must be eligible to vote in the Town of Collingwood municipal election;
  • Citizen members should represent a following skill sets and/or interest areas: Youth, seniors, persons with disabilities, natural heritage/environmental protection, arts, culture, sports, active living, public health representative, school board representatives;
  • Demonstrated leadership (mandatory for chair); and
  • Good communication skills, demonstrate initiative, and positive attitude.

Current Committee Members:

Murray Knowles, Chair 
Justin Jones, Vice-Chair 
Chris Jeffery 
Jack Marley 
Jules Nolan 
Marianne Staempfli 
Jeff Young 
George Christie, Honorary member 

Staff Resources: Wendy Martin, Manager of Parks and Stefanie Hochrein, Recording Secretary">

Meetings: Meetings of the Trails Advisory Committee are held monthly or at the call of the Chair, with the provision that at least four meetings be held per year.  The Advisory Committee establishes a regular meeting schedule that may be reviewed from time to time. The committee currently meets the second Thursday of the month, in the Braniff Room, Town Hall.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, committee meetings will be held by Zoom webinar rather than in person for the foreseeable future. Links to join each webinar can be found on the corresponding agenda on the Town's Meeting Portal website.

Need more information? Contact the Manager of Parks, Wendy Martin at:
www.collingwood.ca/trails
Email: wmartin@collingwood.ca
Telephone: 705-444-2500 Ext: 3290


As of November 2, 2017 the Town launched a Council & Committees Meeting Portal.  The Meeting Portal provides easier access to Council and Standing Committee meeting schedules, agendas, minutes and videos.  

Please check for upcoming agendas at the new Meetings Portal here: