Traverse City’s Downtown Development Authority CEO Receives Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award

Jean Derenzy, the CEO of Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, was announced as this year’s Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award recipient Wednesday.

TC DDA CEO Jean DerenzyDerenzy received this award for her efforts in finishing the Boardman lake loop trail.

She launched the plan for the trail back in 2010. The Boardman lake loop trail goes around Boardman lake, connecting into the city.

“The Jim Mudgett award was a complete honor for me in such a surprise, to be perfectly honest with you. Trails so important to the community and building community and to receive this honor was  actually humbling and rewarding,” Derenzy states.

The award will be presented to Derenzy at the annual Oktoberfest with TART’s sustainers circle of donors there as well.