Why The Maze?
Beth Weisbrod successfully managed a public-private partnership between the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF), a nonprofit, and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Transportation to develop the Virginia Capital Trail, an award winning 51.7-mile paved multi-use trail connecting Richmond, Virginia to Williamsburg, Virginia.
This success story evolved over ten years of leadership of the VCTF, whose mission to oversee development, enhancement and promotion of the Virginia Capital Trail created one of the most visited attractions in the region.
Awards and Recognitions:
- Public Private Partnership Award from the VCU L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. This award honors Virginians from the public, private and nonprofit sectors who have made noteworthy contributions to the practice of government or have made a significant positive impact on the lives of the Commonwealth’s citizens and communities. December, 2016
- Person of the Year from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Beth was among 20 honorees recognized for notable contributions to the Richmond Region. December, 2016
- Tourism Impact Award from Richmond Region Tourism. This award is given to the person behind a major game-changer in the region’s tourism landscape. Beth was recognized for her leadership role in getting the Virginia Capital Trail completed and for her organization’s ongoing promotional initiatives. May 2017
- People Who Are Changing Richmond from Richmond Magazine. Beth was recognized as a "Change Maker" for her work promoting the completed Virginia Capital Trail. December, 2017
University of Virginia, BA, 1984
Leadership Metro Richmond, Class of 2014
Activities & Affiliations
• Capital Region Collaborative
• Commonwealth of Virginia, Trails Advisory Committee
• Enrichmond Foundation, Board Member