Heile named Executive Director

Beth Heile has been named Executive Director of Friends of the Fonta Flora State Trail, Inc. Judge Bob Hunter, President of F3ST, said “Having an Executive Director will provide the constant driving force behind our mission, ensuring a strong “friends” group to provide relentless advocacy, leadership, fundraising, and outreach.” The group has asked for funding from municipalities and counties until we receive full funding from the State of NC.

Heile is known a local trail advocate having started Friends of the Valdese Rec to help the Town of Valdese acquire 300 acres for Valdese Lakeside Park and working on the Catawba River Trail which will follow south of the river from Morganton to Long View.