We live in a representative democracy. That means that the leaders who we choose are empowered to make decisions on our behalf. It also means that one of our primary responsibilities as citizens and civic organizations is to communicate our priorities to elected officials in order that they might make decisions that most directly align with the will of their constituents.

Over the last 25 days, residents of the region have made their voice loudly and clearly heard. The video that we are sharing today shows how elected officials in neighboring regions have responded to the stated priorities of their constituents and have prioritized decisions that move trail development forward.

Take a moment to watch this video and consider how it charts a path for our own local leaders to do the same. When you’re done, be sure to visit the campaign page and sign the petition. Together we can save trails in Beaver County and lead our region into the future.