Farmington Valley Trails Council

Farmington Canal Heritage Trail & Farmington River Trail

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Board of Directors


The Board of Directors meets monthly on the second Monday except for December, when there is no meeting.  All Board meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are held at 7pm at the Avon Library, Country Club Road.  Officers and Directors serve two-year terms. 

Barbara Collins, President - West Hartford
TBD, Vice president
Robert Kazior, Treasurer - Farmington
Walter Rochefort - Secretary - Bloomfield
Norm Berg - Southington
Bruce Donald - Farmington
Lisa Fernandez - New Haven
Joy Himmelfarb - Simsbury
Jerry Ledger - Granby
Gary Miller - Canton
Diana Moody - Simsbury
Rich Rowlenson - Avon
Laura Russotto - Burlington
Amy Watkins - Windsor Locks
Dwight Weed - West Hartford


The Board meets the second Monday of the month (except as noted below) at the Avon Free Public Library.  Meetings are open to the public.


2019 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 14, 7 pm, Avon Free Public Library Community Room
  • February 11, 7 pm, Avon Free Public Library Community Room
  • March 11, 7 pm, Avon Free Public Library Community Room
  • April 8, 6:30 pm, Avon Free Public Library Group Study Room 4 (second floor)
  • May 13, 2019, 6:30 pm, Avon Free Public Library Group Study Room 4 (second floor).
  • June 10, 2019, 7 pm Avon Free Public Library Community Room



Board Of Directors:

Lisa Fernandez, President, New Haven
Doug Noble, Vice President, Cheshire
Claudia O'Connell, Secretary, Hamden
Bill Horowitz, Treasurer, Hamden
Jim Cassidy - Plainville
Barbara Collins - FVTC liaison
Bruce Donald - At Large
Richard Lyons - New Haven
John Paturel - Southington
Alan Plattus - New Haven


All Board meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are held at 6:30 pm the third Thursday of the months of January, March, May, September and November.  They are held at the historic Lock Keeper's House (Lock 14), 3908 Whitney Avenue, Hamden.  The house is located directly on the trail, just south and opposite Aunt Chilada's Restaurant.  Car parking is accessible from Whitney Ave. 

Please contact us if you plan on attending.



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