A native Floridian, Ken Bryan has been the Florida Director for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for over 25 years and has played a leadership role in lobbying for the passage of Preservation 2000, Florida Forever, Safe Paths to Schools (Routes on the national level), Conserve by bike, Florida Greenways and Trails Act, SUN Trail funding and numerous trail friendly State and federal initiatives. Appointed to the Florida Greenways and Trails Council by Speakers Feeney and Thrasher and serving as Chairman for 5 years, Ken has also been appointed by Governor Crist to the Florida Department of Transportation Transition Team. He currently serves on the DOT’s Florida Transportation Plan – Strategic Intermodal System Steering Committee and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council. He feels the tipping point for Florida’s communities towards achieving useful non-motorized systems for travel, personal health and recreation is near at hand and he is more excited and bullish about trails than when he started as a young man coming from local government.