Jon Kachmar Named Portland Trails’ Next Executive Director

Jon Kachmar, Named as New Executive Director of Portland Trails to Start July 10, 2023.

Jon Kachmar, Named New Executive Director of Portland Trails, Starts on July 10, 2023.

Jon Kachmar, of Portland, has been named the new Executive Director of Portlad Trails according to a press release issued by the Trails Board of Trustees this afternoon.  He will begin on July 10 and will work with Portland Trails current Interim Executive Director, Dana Totman, to transition into his new role.

Most recently, the Executive Director of the Eastern Trail, Jon has extensive experience in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work and community engagements projects.  He was also part of the first cohort of the First Light Learning Journey, a collaboration between Maine organizations and Wabanaki communities alongside Portland Trails representatives.

“Portland Trails’ long history of community open spaces and neighborhoods via trails is a testament to how much people are getting outdoors” said Jon.  “I look forward to engaging in this work as we consider affordable housing needs, equity across our great city, alternative transportation options and sustainable development initiatives.  I truly believe trails and other active transportation infrastructure are key to our collective health ad wellbeing.”