2012 Election for the APBP Board of Directors
The slate of candidates who are running for the 2013 Board of Directors has been announced.
Visit this page to learn about the candidates
Click here to open a ballot
Have you considered serving on the APBP Board of Directors? It's a stimulating time to be an APBP member and a great moment to step into a leadership role with APBP by running for the 2013 Board of Directors.
Estimated time commitment
APBP is the only national association for pedestrian and bicycle professionals. Unlike many other professional associations that shrank during the recession, APBP's membership has grown over 20% since 2009. Our loyal members are connected with each other through our website, the list serve, and the Professional Development Seminar.
As the monthly webinar program continues to meet training needs of agency staff and consulting firms, APBP is preparing to launch a new bicycle parking training initiative to complement existing pedestrian accessibility and Complete Streets workshops– watch for the call for instructors coming soon.
Most importantly, APBP was proactive in protecting member's jobs and livelihoods against attack after attack on bicycle and pedestrian funding in 2011-2012 (we remain vigilant).
This year at Pro Walk/Pro Bike® 2012 in Long Beach, California, APBP's members will enjoy a registration discount equivalent to the cost of their APBP membership. And next year, the 2013 Professional Development Seminar promises to be a rich opportunity to connect with peers and exchange information. Will you be there as a new Board member?
Here's what APBP Board members do: oversee the direction and management of the association, take responsibility for specific projects, recruit new members, ensure a solid, balanced budget, contribute to the association's financial success and represent APBP members at conferences and meetings. APBP's Board of Directors is an active board that makes a difference for our profession!
Four seats are open on the 2013 board. Terms are three years, and a member may serve two consecutive terms. Members elected this year will serve on the board from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015.
Submit a 400 word statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31. Your 400-word statement should include the following headings and describe (1) your qualifications; (2) what you would bring to the board; and (3) your vision for APBP. Keep in mind that your statement will be posted on the website and sent by e-news to all members.
Board candidates are encouraged to attend the APBP Annual Meeting at ProWalk/ProBike® in Long Beach, where they may make a two-minute campaign speech. The speeches will be recorded for later viewing on the APBP website. Candidates who cannot attend are invited to submit a two-minute video statement.
For further information, contact a member of the Nominating Committee:
Requirements (Click here for a detailed estimated time commitment):
Shall attend or connect with one in-person board meeting per year
- Shall be a member in good standing (paid current member)
- Shall have minimum of two years' work experience in the field
- Shall sign a Board Member Agreement which sets forth legal and moral responsbilities (see example)
- Shall chair one action team or group
- Shall attend most bi-monthly board conference calls
Board Members may be removed if they fail to participate in more than two consecutive meetings without being excused.
2012 Elections Calendar
||Nominating Committee presents the President with slate of candidates|
||Nominating Committee presents Board of Directors with slate of candidates|
||Campaign season begins; candidate statements and photos posted on APBP website|
Nominating Committee presents slate of candidates to members at the APBP Annual Meeting at ProWalk/ProBike® in Long Beach. Candidates make a 2-minute statement to members. On-line ballots are available to members.
||Candidates' video statements posted to APBP website|
||Election results received by the APBP Board of Directors|
||Results announced (If a quorum is not met by 11/2, the President will extend the due date for ballots.)|
||New 2013 board members may attend 11/15/12 Board meeting|
||New 2013 board members may attend the 12/20/12 Executive Committee meeting and are invited to attend action team meetings held during December.|