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 through October. Officers and Directors serve two-year terms. Please scroll down for more information about our meetings.

Barbara Collins, President - West Hartford
Laura Russotto, Vice president - Burlington
Tony Russotto, Treasurer - Burlington
Norm Berg, Secretary - Southington
Bruce Donald - Farmington
Lisa Fernandez - New Haven
Joy Himmelfarb - Simsbury
Robert Kazior - Woodbury
David Kinkead - Rocky Hill
Jerry Ledger - Granby
Diana Moody - Simsbury
Amy Watkins - Windsor Locks
Dwight Weed - West Hartford


We will continue to meet virtually (via Zoom) until it is safe for us to meet in person. All Board meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact and request a Zoom link.

When it is safe for us to meet in person again, we will resume meeting at Avon Free Public Library. Please refer back to this page for updates.

2021 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 11
  • February 8 
  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November - Annual Meeting
  • December - no meeting



Board Of Directors:

Lisa Fernandez, President, New Haven
Doug Noble, Vice President, Cheshire
Vacant - Secretary
Bill Horowitz, Treasurer, Hamden
Norm Berg - Southington
Aaron Goode - New Haven
Jim Jinks - Cheshire
John Paturel - Southington
Barbara Collins - FVTC liaison
Dalton King - Safety Advisor
Bruce Donald - ExOfficio
Alan Plattus - ExOfficio


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. 

If you would like to attend a board meeting, please contact us to confirm the time and place by emailing



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