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Call for Directors – Help Move Cycling Forward in BC

The British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) is seeking individuals dedicated to moving cycling forward to stand for nomination to our board of directors at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday October 26, 2013 from 2:00-3:30pm.

About the BCCC

The British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) is a registered Non-Profit Society whose members are cycling organizations individuals and throughout the province. We are dedicated to the implementation and improvement of policies and programs that will encourage more people of all ages and abilities to cycle for transportation, recreation and tourism.
The organization is currently volunteer run with the majority of work being performed by members of the board of directors. We are in the process of  transitioning to a model where day-to-day operations are managed by staff and volunteers while the board provides organizational and advocacy leadership and governance. This transition, however, will likely consume a significant amount of board time over the next two years.

Key Initiatives

In the coming year, efforts will be focused on the following initiatives:

Provincial Cycling Strategy – Safety and Encouragement

· Advocating for more funding for all ages infrastructure and education
· Advocating for better hazard removal and maintenance on roads and bicycle paths
· Developing a hazard reporting web site and mobile app
· Improved and increased education for cyclists and drivers
· Updates to the Motor Vehicle Act to improve cycling safety and encourage more people to cycle

Cycling Tourism

· Encouraging the Province to implement a comprehensive cycling tourism strategy
· Mapping existing and proposed cycling tourism routes
· The developing and offering of cycling tours

Experience and Skills

To move the organization and these initiatives forward, we are seeking people who are passionate about cycling to provide leadership, experience and advice in one or more of the following areas:

Fundraising

· The refinement of fundraising strategy
· Foundation and corporate grants, donations and memberships

Organizational Development

· Development strategies
· Reorganization and measures needed to support staff
· Volunteer coordination

Networking

· Contacts in governments, non profit groups and bicycle, tourism and consulting industries
· Ability to quickly make new contacts and connections

Membership Development

· The development of a membership strategy
· Corporate and individual membership recruitment

Advocacy

· Government relations
· Organizing and coordinating grassroots campaigns

Technology

· Software product development and management
· GIS systems and mobile app development

Time Requirements

Board business - Basic board business will require an average of one hour per week and consist mainly of responding to email messages on organizational business.
Additional Responsibilities - In addition, board members can undertake further organizational responsibilities as detailed above as their time allows.
Board Meetings – Monthly electronic meetings and one in person strategic planning meeting per year on a weekend.
Board nominees are encouraged but not required to attend the AGM and Annual Conference on October 25th-27, 2013.

Contact

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact:
Richard Campbell
Chair
Board Recruitment Committee
778-891-1764

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