Washington Bikes bid farewell to two valued board members this summer.
After seven years of service, Kristin Kinnamon of Marysville stepped down from the board. Her tenure included stints as chair of the Legislative Committee, 2nd Vice President and President. We will miss her leadership and energy.
Citing the pressures of a new job, John Whitlow of Bainbridge Island also resigned from the board. He joined the Bicycle Alliance board in 2009.
Joe Platzner of Newcastle will fill the spot of 2nd Vice President, which became vacant with Kristin’s departure. Brian Foley of Auburn rounds out the Executive Committee as Secretary. This role opened when Eileen Hyatt, Spokane, moved off the committee. She continues to serve as a board member.
Kirste Johnson has been appointed to fill an unexpired board position. A former bicycle and pedestrian planner for the Puget Sound Regional Council, she now works for Public Health-Seattle & King County’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant.
As a board member, Kirste is interested in advocating for the creation of communities where it is easier and safer for all kinds of people to bike.
“I’d feel a sense of accomplishment if all members of the Washington legislature no longer refer to bicycling as ‘alternative’ transportation,” Kirste responded when asked what she’d like to accomplish as a board member.
Kirste lives in Seattle with her partner Chris, owner of Rosebud Bicycle Builds. When she’s not biking, she enjoys cooking, books, movies, hiking, surfing and playing her accordion.
You can read about all the folks who serve on the Bicycle Alliance board and staff here.
Do you want to be a mover and shaker in making Washington the best state for bicycling? Join the Bicycle Alliance’s board of directors! A passion for our work, the ability to lead with a team, and time to devote to board responsibilities are a must. Please submit a letter of interest with credentials to Board@wabikes.org by September 30.