LHT Is Among Honorees of Lawrence Township’s 2019 Economic Development Awards

The Lawrence Township Growth & Redevelopment Committee recognized eight organizations which have made “significant or unusual contributions to the economic growth of Lawrence Township, including the Lawrence Hopewell Trail, at its annual economic development awards ceremony Oct. 23 at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in association with the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber. Borden Perlman sponsored the award.

Lawrence Township Mayor Christopher Bobbitt selected the LHT to receive the Mayor’s Award for Economic or Community Development. This award “recognizes a business, civic group, public official, or program that deserves special recognition for its outstanding and continual efforts on behalf of the community.”

Accepting the award on behalf of the entire LHT Board of Trustees, which includes 17 members, many of whom have been serving on the board for many years, were Co-Presidents Eleanor Horne and Becky Taylor.

“One of the committee’s primary objectives is to promote Lawrence Township in order to stimulate smart growth and development, as well as focus on redevelopment and business growth,” says the Growth & Redevelopment Committee’s awards ceremony brochure.



About the Lawrence Hopewell Trail

The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) is a 22+ mile bicycle and pedestrian trail and transportation corridor through public and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships in Mercer County, N.J. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation is a nonprofit organization that depends on the community for support. The LHT is a key member of the Circuit Trails an 800-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails connecting people to jobs, communities, and parks in the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information about the LHT, please visit www.lhtrail.org

About Mercer Meadows

The Mercer County Park Commission manages diverse offerings within its more than 10,000 acres of parks, recreational facilities, and open space throughout Mercer County. Mercer Meadows, where the Full Moon Bike Ride will take place, consists of more than 1,600 acres, divided among five separate districts. Miles of mowed and gravel trails provide visitors and their families with scenic walking and biking routes through the meadows and woodland. Fishing is a popular activity at the park’s four water bodies.  For more information, please visit www.mercercountyparks.org. 


Media inquiries

  • For the LHT: LHT Co-President Becky Taylor at 609.240.6886 or becky@btaylorpa.com or Co-President Eleanor Horne at evhorne@gmail.com or 609.895.0813.
  • For Mercer County: Communications Director Julie Willmot at 609.278.7137 or jwillmot@mercercounty.org
  • For Mercer County Park Commission: Communications Director Wanda McNeill at 443.8560, ext. 114, or wmcneill@mercercounty.org.