Gettysburg engaging: Summit about the Grand History Trail

I’m excited to announce that a Grand History Trail Economic Summit will will held at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Boeing Room at the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.

During the 50-minute session, Economic Impact Specialist Carl Knoch and I will review the vision behind the project, which we believe has the potential to make a significant economic impact on the counties and municipalities it crosses through — including York and Adams counties in Pennsylvania. By comparison, the Great Alleghany Passage in Western, Pa. generates more than $40 million annually.

After the information session, GettysBike will offer an optional one-hour, history bicycle ride. If you would like to participate and need a bicycle, just note that in your RSVP and GettysBike will provide a bike and helmet for free.

Register for the summit by RSVPing to Tom Joplin at or 717-642-8053 by Oct. 24.

Others who are planning to attend include:

  • Andrew Merkel, Acting Director Adams County Office of Planning and Development
  • Jim Martin, Vice President Adams County Commissioners
  • Deborah L. Adamik, President & CEO  Main Street Gettysburg
  • Lori Lencheski, Economic Development Specialist, Adams County Office of Planning & Development
  • Tammy Myers, Gettysburg Heritage Center & Gettysburg Gift Center
  • Katie Lawhon, GNMP Management Assistant
  • Zach Bolitho, GNMP Chief of Resource Management
  • Rick Kendall, GNMP Acting Superintendent
  • Gary Laird, President of Hanover C of C
  • Gwen Loose, Director of York Rail Trail Authority
  • Norris Flowers, President Destination Gettysburg
  • Carrie Stuart, President Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce
  • Sue Cipperly, Emmitsburg Planner
  • Susan Naugle, Gettysburg Borough Councilperson
  • Robin Fitzpatrick, President Adams County Economic Development Corporation
  • Tammie Brush-Campbell, Habpi board member
  • Steve Niebler, Habpi Vice President
  • Tom Jolin, Habpi board member

Look forward to seeing you on Oct. 30.