Thursday, August 2, 2018 NIRPC Lake Michigan Room

Cary Kirkham, Chair Mayor Brian Snedecor, Vice-Chair

  1. Welcome and Introductions

  2. Ped

    1. South Shore Trails – Update

    2. Greenways+Blueways Map & Plan – Released!

  3. Pedal

    1. Feature Presentation:

      Trail Planning in the South ‘Burbs

      Leslie Phemister - South Suburban Mayors & Managers Association

  4. Paddle

    1. NWI Paddling Association – Update

  5. Grab Bag

    1. Project Updates

    2. Emerging Trends Video

    3. General Announcements (upcoming rides, events, etc.)

    4. Next 3PC Meeting – Thursday, September 6, 2018 @ NIRPC – 11AM

  6. Adjournment


Committee Meeting ~ NIRPC June 7, 2017

Members & Guests Cary Kirkham, George Topoll, Mark Schreiber, Don Parker, Jeff Sheridan, Jake Dammarell, Chris Moore, Dean Button, Ken Martin, Tim Hollandworth and Dalia Zygas.

Staff – Trey Wadsworth, Mitch Barloga, Dominique Edwards, Candi Eklund, Mary Thorne

Cary Kirkham called the meeting to order at 11:10 am with the pledge of allegiance and self- introductions.


South Shore Trails Update – Don Parker said the strategic planning and visioning in advocating for non-motorized access throughout the region continues. The group is interested in all non-motorized efforts, traffic flow, old railroad rights of way and off street trails.

2018 Greenways+Blueways Map Update –

Mitch Barloga said the map is ready for printing and will be distributed in two to three weeks.


Mitch Barloga presented an overview of NIRPC’s 2050 Plan Development. Input was provided on wordsmithing and ways to achieve the goals. The next round of public activity will be held in August or September. The plan will go before the NIRPC Commission for adoption in May 2019.


Mitch Barloga gave a report as provided by the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association. The calendar of events and other information can be found at

Grab Bag

  1. Project Updates – Updates were provided on trails in LaPorte and Hammond.

  2. General Announcements

The next 3PC Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 5, 2018. (SEE NOTE) Hearing no further business, Cary Kirkham adjourned the meeting at 12:10 p.m.

NOTE: Due to the July 4th holiday, the July 5 meeting was cancelled on June 11 and notice was sent. The next scheduled meeting is for August 2 at 11:00 a.m.


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