Top Moments of 2021

The last year was arguably one of the busiest years to date at ICT HQ. Reflect on 2021 with some of our staff’s top moments:

Kären Haley – Executive Director
  • Bringing on new staff
  • Launching our horticulture intern program
  • ALL of the volunteers
  • Live at the Orange Bridge
  • New chairs on the Canal

Sarah Frey – Director of Development and Marketing

  • Friends of the Trail Party – seeing all of our volunteers, donors, and sponsors at our office enjoying yummy snacks fromWildwood and beverages from Sun King — surrounded by hundreds of plants for the Fall Plant Sale was really special!
  • Live at the Orange Bridge – Personally, I loved this! Almost every Friday this summer, my family would meet up at the Orange Bridge to enjoy live, local music, every Friday evening this summer and fall. It was the perfect way to wind down the week.
  • Spring Clean – back in person! It was so great to be able to host this event safely outdoors exactly one year after the world shut down.
Ethan Hochstein – Director of Landscape and Horticulture
  • Having a 3rd successful plant sale this fall with new faces and plants
  • Hosting the Trails first horticulture intern
  • A full season of plant focused volunteers every week during Landscaping and Lagers


Frank Stone – Everybody Rides Program Coordinator
  • The second installment of Transit Champs. New school (Herron) and new time to offer it to students (summer classes).
  • Participated in the IBE’s Black and Minority Health Fair for the second year.



Carrie Tracy – Director of Community Engagement

  • One of my favorite memories from 2021 was our very first Live at the Orange Bridge, featuring Son de Esquina. It was a gorgeous evening and the Downtown Canal was at its best with tons of people strolling, biking, paddle boating, and, of course, dancing. It was magical.
  • Another memorable moment has been establishing ICT’s first Public Space Fellowship. Our fellow, Luis, has been an amazing addition to our team, and is really helping us understand what the community wants to see along the Trail and in the public spaces it connects.

We’d love to hear how you spent 2021 on the Cultural Trail, Georgia Street, Downtown Canal and Lugar Plaza! Let us know on Twitter or Facebook.