Director of Greenway Programs
Niles Barnes joined the East Coast Greenway Alliance team in September 2013. In his role as Director of Greenway Programs, he implements strategies for ECGA’s advocacy and public policy initiatives, while also contributing to organizational operations, program delivery, finance, and technology. Niles’s passion lies not only in developing the physical trail, but also the potential it has to create a sustainable future that includes more healthy and prosperous local communities along the entire eastern corridor.
Niles graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky and received his master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University. Niles is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.