Lebanon Mountain Trail Association: Aiming for Sustainability
In December 2016, the president of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) was getting ready for a board of directors meeting during which the members had to vote on whether to hire an executive director-a first for the association. If hired, the association would face a new financial hurdle that could threaten its sustainability. The LMTA was a non-profit mountain trail association that was implementing socially responsible tourism practices on and around a 470 kilometre trail. The association was struggling to sustain itself financially, to protect and maintain the trail, and to secure the succession of its board. Mira Thoumy is affiliated with Notre Dame University-Louaize. Omar Sakr is affiliated with Notre Dame University-Louaize.