Meet SCC’s New Projects & Policy Manager!

August 7, 2023  | By Shoal Creek Conservancy

We’re excited to announce Daniel Kavelman as SCC’s new Projects & Policy Manager! Daniel’s focus will be on bridging trail gaps, adding amenities that make the trail more usable, and making connections that will help the Shoal Creek Trail serve more Austinites than ever before.

As always, our work is guided by the Shoal Creek Trail Plan, a vision for the future of the Shoal Creek Trail shaped by the active participation of 100+ community stakeholder groups. The Trail Plan envisions a seamless series of hike and bike trails throughout the 11-mile Shoal Creek corridor that connects to other urban trails and is safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. Much has been accomplished since the 2018 publication of the Trail Plan, but Daniel will look toward the future, advancing the next set of priority improvements to create a safer, more accessible, and more connected trail system.

Daniel grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he spent time exploring public lands and cultural treasures. Since moving to Austin, he has worked in local advocacy both professionally and as a volunteer, advocating for more inclusive land use policies and greater transportation options. He has previously worked for Farm&City and interned at the City of Albuquerque. Outside of work, he likes to read, make music, and bike on Austin’s paths and trails.

One of Daniel’s first tasks is to review the Shoal Creek Trail Connectivity Gaps Proposal for W 24th Street to W 34th Street prepared by the City of Austin Transportation and Public Works Department and advocate for improvements in alignment with the Shoal Creek Trail Plan. Subscribe to SCC’s monthly newsletter for more trail project updates and ways to get involved!