Morgan Goodwin (email Vice Mayor Goodwin) - Morgan Goodwin - has felt at home in Truckee since he arrived, jumping into the community and the natural environment with a gusto. He grew up in Lake Placid, NY and comes from a background of competitive skiing, as well as backpacking, ski touring, biking and sailing. Morgan is a founding member of the informal Donner Dash trail marathon and The Roundhouse maker space. He participated as a leader on the 2014 Embrace sculpture team, Truckee River day, as well as being a many year member of the Sierra Club at the national level. He studied Chinese at Williams College in Massachusetts where he skied at the NCAA nordic championships, served as president of the student government, and founded a new student climate change activism group.
Morgan currently works as an Online Campaigner for the global civic movement Avaaz, managing technology to connect people to their governments and promote deliberative democracy around the world. At 30 years old, he brings to the town experience in civic advocacy with governments around the country and the world on issues of climate change, digital rights, government representation and more.
Morgan telemark skis, ascending under his own power as often as not, and bikes both on trails and pavement. He has organized all manner of outdoor adventures for friends, from snow-cave camping to burning man camps for co-workers. Morgan is also an avid broomball player, participating in the league every year he has lived in town.