Arizona State Committee on Trails: ASCOT


Seeking New Committee Members for ASCOT

Arizona State Parks and Trails Board appoints the 15 member, volunteer Arizona State Committee on Trails (ASCOT).

  • ASCOT advises the State Parks Board and staff on the planning, development, funding, maintenance, and promotion of non-motorized recreation in Arizona.
  • Advises on grants made with Federal Recreational Trails Program.
  • ASCOT created and oversees the Arizona Premier Trails System. Members work with land managers and help select the top 100 premier trails in Arizona.
  • ASCOT members represent a variety of non-motorized recreation interests and geographical regions within Arizona. Each individual is appointed to a three-year term.
  • ASCOT members are expected to be active participants and commit time between quarterly meetings to help accomplish goals.

Arizona State Parks and Trails is looking for candidates to join the team. Contact Mickey Rogers at 602-542-6942 to discuss how you can become involved with ASCOT. We are currently accepting applications for new ASCOT members.

Application for consideration is located here.

State Recreational Trails Advisory Committee (SRTAC) Presentation.


ASCOT graphicASCOT serves in an advisory capacity to the Arizona State Parks Board. The overall mission of the State Trails Program is to promote, develop, and preserve non-motorized trail opportunities throughout the state for mountain bikers, hikers, equestrians, and water trail users. State Parks staff works with ASCOT to:

  1. advance and promote non-motorized trail use,
  2. provide technical trails assistance,
  3. promote trail management and development,
  4. provide trails-related information and educational opportunities.

Previous Agendas & Minutes

Download statement of locations where all notices of meetings will be posted.


ASCOT Agendas & Minutes


Meeting Dates Agenda


August 20, 2020 ASCOT Agenda 08/20/20 and Packet Draft Minutes 8/20/20
May 28, 2020 ASCOT Agenda 05/28/20 and Packet Minutes 05/28/2020
May 7, 2020 ASCOT Agenda 05/07/2020 and Packet Minutes 5/7/20
April 24, 2020 Notice of possible quorum  
March 27, 2020 SRTAC Agenda 03/27/20 Draft Minutes 3/27/20
December 13, 2019 ASCOT Agenda 12/13/19 Draft Minutes 12/13/19
December 4, 2019 ASCOT Agenda 12/04/19 Draft Minutes 12/04/19
September 13, 2019 ASCOT Agenda 09/13/19 Minutes 09/13/19
April 27, 2019

ASCOT Agenda 04/27/19

SRTAC Agenda 04/27/19

Minutes 4/27/19

Minutes 4/27/19

February 8, 2019

Agenda 02/08/19 Minutes 2/8/19
April 21, 2018 Agenda 04/21/18 and tentative schedule Minutes 4/21/18
April 21, 2018 SRTAC Agenda 04/21/18 Minutes 4/21/18
April 11, 2018 SEE Sub-committee Agenda 04/11/18  
April 11, 2018 AZ Premier Trails Sub-committee Agenda 04/11/18 Minutes 4/11/18
January 10, 2018 Agenda 01/10/18 Minutes 1/10/18

* = Amended Agenda
† = Joint Meeting with and OHVAG. See quorum notice.

Archive of previous years' agendas and minutes 

ASCOT Members

Claire Miller (Chair), City of Phoenix
Jan Hancock, Maricopa Trail and Park Foundation
Matthew Nelson, Arizona Trail Association
Adriana Garcia Maximiliano, Representative-at-Large
Evan Pilling, Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
Bernadine McCollum, Wickenburg Conservation Foundation
Angela Villa, Representative-at-Large
Marshall Masayesva, Ancestral Lands Hopi Conservation Corps
Mary Van Rooy, Representative-at-Large
Loren Worthington, Ability 360
Robert Stinson, Town of Marana
Kevin Adams, Red Rock Trail Fund
Mare Czinar, Representative-at-Large
Justin Azevedo, Representative-at-Large

Advisory Committee Coordinator: Mickey Rogers (602) 542-6942


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