About Us

About the York County Rail Trail Authority

The York County Rail Trail Authority is a volunteer, ten-member Authority formed in 1990 under the direction of the York County Board of Commissioners. The Authority’s mission is to enrich York County communities and countryside through the development of a network of public trails.

The Authority, which is incorporated under the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Act of 1945, is a political subdivision of the County of York.

Here is  where you can find the latest Meeting Minutes and our Policies and Procedures.

York County Rail Trail Authority

Executive Director: Gwenyth Loose, CPRP

Chairman: Frank Kempf

Vice-Chair: Mack Johnson

Treasurer: Albert Gleichauf

Secretary: Ed Hughes

Members: Silas Chamberlin, Sharon Dorn, Jeffrey Hines, Danielle Stehman, and Ann Yost; Emeritus Members, Henry Herrman and Lori Mitrick

Solicitor: Scott Beaverson, Esq.

Engineer: Jeffrey Shue, C.S. Davidson, Inc

Authority Committees

Executive Committee – Frank Kempf, Mack Johnson, Albert Gleichauf, and Ed Hughes.

Hanover Trolley Trail Rail Acquisition Committee — Frank Kempf, Carl Knoch, Mack Johnson, Bob Gotwols, and Gwenyth Loose

Hanover Trolley Trail Rail Development Committee — Frank Kempf, Silas Chamberlin, Carl Knoch, Ann Yost, Jeff Shue, and Gwenyth Loose

Hanover Trolley Trail Operations Committee — Authority Member: Mack Johnson; Citizen Members: Matt Bollinger, Dave Brown, Jeffrey Garvick, Patrick Hickey, Tina Hinkle, Kate King, Bradley Martin, Joe Montminy, Rebecca Ream, Terry Reichard, Andy Shaffer, Chris Wagman, and Clair Weigle.

Planning Committee— Chairman: Carl Knoch; Authority Members: Mack Johnson and Ed Hughes; Citizen Members: Travis Bowman, Matt Chronister, Kathy Deporter, Tom Essig, Kim Hogeman, Karen Knuepfer, Nick Pullo, and Terry Steyer.

Pumpkin Walk Committee— Chairman: Carl Knoch; Authority Members Mack Johnson and Ed Hughes; Citizen Members: Kathy Deporter, Meg Fullerton, Dean Grote, Karen Holway, Todd Howdyshell, Mike Fobes, Richard Keuerleber, Brian Malcarane, Peggy Schlichter, Chris Snyder, Christine Tobias, Chris Wagman.

For More Information on: Authority Members