The Montour Trail is maintained and managed by an extensive network of volunteers that includes a governing board of directors, members, Friends groups, and donors. Collectively they contribute more than 20,000 volunteer man-hours each year! And yet, that is never enough — we can always use a few more hands to help us accomplish our annual goals.
The Montour Trail Council (MTC) is a non-profit, all-volunteer group that builds, operates and maintains the Trail. It is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, relying on corporate, foundation and government grants as well as private donations for funding.
The MTC’s main role is to carry out construction/rehabilitation projects, maintain a positive public interface, raise funds, recruit members, and manage its growing volunteer base. Since its founding, MTC leadership has managed this tremendous amount of activity through a formal structure with a Board of Directors, by-laws and standing committees. Maintenance is conducted by seven Friends Groups that solicit volunteers and raise funds supporting maintenance of their assigned sections of Trail.
MTC’s volunteer Board of Directors serves Montour Trail members by setting goals, objectives and policies along with creating ways to support and promote these plans. Directors serve terms of three years, for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Officers are elected annually and normally serve for one year. An annual membership meeting is held late in the year and includes a celebration of MTC’s accomplishments.