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Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation- Trail’s Office

801 N. Huntington St. Syracuse, IN 46567

(513) 835-5631- cell


The Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee is part of the Syracuse-Wawasee Parks Foundation, a not for profit corporation. The Committee is an advisory group helping coordinate the planning, construction and maintenance of  local trails located on city and county property.  The Trail Committee meets at the Trail’s office the third Monday of most months, at 6:00 p.m. Call to confirm.  Please join us!

Committee Members


meganMegan McClellan earned her Master’s in Environmental Policy from Bard College in the Hudson Valley of NY, with a focus on community participation in the management of natural resources. Her thesis work focused on the adaptive and cooperative management of urban rail trails. While in New York, she worked with the Woodstock Land Conservancy’s Catskill Mountain Rail Trail and the Kingston Land Trust’s Greenline urban trail. Megan is the current Executive Director of the trails committee and can be reached at


Kay Young is the president of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee. She has been associated with TODD REALTY since 1988 and has been Top Salesperson 16 times. She is President of the Wawasee Property Owners Association, Past President of the Kosciusko Board of Realtors,and KBOR/MLS and was Realtor of the Year for Kosciusko County in 2005. Kay was awarded the WACF 2010 Cattail Award for her outstanding environmental service to the Wawasee area. Kay represents the WPOA on the Trail Committee, as well as helping with advertising and public relations. She can be contacted at


Erick Leffler is a member of the Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Club and is chair emeritus of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee. Erick brought his family and chiropractic practice to Syracuse because of the many activities that the lakes and the trails have to offer. Erick enjoys coaching PeeWee Football and wrestling for the Syracuse youth. He and his family love being able to use the trails and the lakes to promote their active lifestyle. Erick can be reached at


Tom Edington serves as the treasurer of the Syracuse-Wawasee Trail Committee and also as the chair of the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation. His position as superintendent of the Wawasee Community School Corporation leads to an interest in trails for student and community health and as an attraction for visitors to the area. He can be reached at


Chad Jonsson has been involved with the Trail Committee since his coming to Syracuse in 2005.  Chad is currently the Park Superintendent for the Town of Syracuse and also the Executive Secretary for the Syracuse Wawasee Park Foundation and the Trail Committee.  Chad can be reached at


LuAnn Leatherman has been in the Syracuse area most of her life. She enjoys family time, traveling, water skiing, snowmobiling and down-hill and cross-country skiing. LuAnn is the secretary for the Dewart Lake Protective Association and a member of the Christian Education Board at the Dewart Lake Community Friends Church. She is the office assistant at Buhrt Builders in Syracuse. LuAnn’s responsibilities for the Trail Committee are advertising and public relations. She can be reached at


Jerry Wright has lived all his life in the Syracuse-Wawasee area, and has worked for Parker-Hannefin for 37 years. Representing the Syracuse Lions Club, Jerry is serving on the Trail Committee for the second time. He has always liked living in this area, and enjoys giving back to his community. He can be reached at


Sam Leman has been practicing architecture in the Syracuse / Wawasee area since 1984. In addition, He chairs the WPOA Orderly Development Committee, and is past chairman of the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation where he continues to serve on the board. He can be contacted at