POCATELLO, Idaho - The BlueRibbon Coalition has announced that Brian Hawthorne, public lands policy director, is taking an "extended sabbatical" beginning Nov. 1.
"I'll be leaving my position here at BRC. After 14 years of working as an advocate for OHV and snowmobile users, I need some time off," Hawthorne stated in a BRC press release.
Hawthorne recalled that his initial two-year stint at the association turned into a 15-year career. "It has been a dream job. I still love it. But it's time to take some time off and enjoy the trails we've worked so hard to protect," he stated.
"Everyone at BRC will miss Brian's tenacious advocacy," said Greg Mumm, BRC executive director. "Brian has been hugely effective in his role with the BlueRibbon Coalition, and we all wish him well as he enjoys a change of scenery and some richly deserved time on the trails he has worked so hard to keep open. Brian's will be some tough shoes to fill in his absence."
No word yet on a replacement. "We are still working on who will fill the void... in the meantime, folks will still be able to contact me, Ric Foster, Del Albright and/or Don Amador on public lands issues," Mumm told Dealernews.
Posted by Mary Slepicka