Sam Beneck, a project manager for Pasco County, has been honored as the professional of the year by the Florida Bicycle Association.
Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey read a resolution congratulating Benick for the accomplishment during the county board’s Sept. 15 meeting.
Beneck was recognized for his involvement as project manager on the Ridge Road extension project, which will include a multi-use path that will connect to the Suncoast Parkway Trail.
He also has been involved in other projects that are now being enjoyed by cyclists, including the Starkey Gap Trail and the Anclote Coastal Trail, according to the resolution.
Starkey, a regular trail user herself and huge proponent of creating safe ways for people to get around, said the fact that Beneck himself is a cyclist has given him insights and helped to inform his professional work.
Published September 29, 2021