Why I Joined the BAW Board of Directors

Mary disguised as her alter ego, Sprocket Hero.

About two years ago I got a call from acting executive director Dave Janis. He asked if I might consider applying for the BAW Board of Directors. After giving it some thought I decided to apply. I liked the idea of being on a Board with lots of other bicycle enthusiasts. It sounded fun and the thought that I could help make Washington a better place for bicyclists was alluring. Plus, it’s nice to be part of something bigger than oneself, part of something that is making a positive change in the world.

Weather you bike for transportation, recreation, fitness or fun, I’m sure you love it. Some of us love it a little more than others, these are the people we need on the Board. People who are enthusiastic about bicycling and making Washington a better place to bike for everyone. People who want to see more kids biking to school, more adults biking to work and more people trying a century ride.

Each board member has a different story and brings different abilities to the table. Some of us are comfortable talking with our legislators and lobbying for the rights of cyclists in Olympia, some of us aren’t. Some of us teach bicycle education to kids, others wouldn’t know what to do with a group of kids on bikes. Our interests and abilities are as vast as the citizens of Washington, but we have one thing that unites us: BIKES.
We need a few more outstanding citizens to join our Board of Directors. Could you be one of them?

Current geographical ares we need representation from include: Yakima, Wenatchee and Kitsap/Olympic Peninsula. If you don’t live in those areas but are still interested in applying, please do so!

A passion for our work, the ability to lead with a team, and time to devote to board responsibilities are a must. Prior board and business experience is a plus. Ready to apply? Please submit a letter of interest with credentials to Board@wabikes.org by September 30.
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