Election for the APBP Board of Directors
View the candidates for the 2016 Board of Directors
Estimated time commitment
You can help APBP continue to advance its mission to provide expertise for active, sustainable transportation. With a fresh strategic plan and many new initiatives on the horizon, APBP needs and welcomes the enthusiastic participation of its members on the Board of Directors.
APBP strives to be the go-to resource for training and tools related to bicycling and walking. The monthly webinar program and its offshoots continue to meet the training needs of agency staff, consulting firms and advocacy organizations. APBP also offers onsite training for bicycle parking, pedestrian accessibility and complete streets. Members share information and expertise through the list serve, forums and website, and connect at social gatherings at events and conferences. APBP chapters offer a robust opportunity for in-person networking and local advancement.
Here's what APBP Board members do: oversee the direction and management of the association, take responsibility for specific projects, committees and action teams, 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!
This is an unusual election year because two new seats have been added to the Board of Directors. A total of six Board members will be elected this year. Four of the seats are for a three-year term, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. Two of the seats are for a two-year term, from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. A board member may serve two consecutive 3-year terms.
Submit a 400 word statement of interest to kit (at) apbp.org by August 14. Use "Board Nomination" as the subject line of your e-mail message. Your 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 campaign in any of the following ways: online at www.apbp.org; via a candidate forum webinar on 9/18 and 9/25 or in person at the Professional Development Seminar in St. Louis (September 28 - October 1). Candidates are also invited to submit a two-minute video statement for posting on the APBP website.
For further information, contact a member of the Nominating Committee:
Requirements (Click here for a detailed estimated time commitment):
- Shall be a professional, advocate, young professional or retired member in good standing (paid current member)
- Shall have minimum of two years' work experience in the field
- Shall have actively participated in association activities, such as an APBP committee, action team or local chapter for at least one year
- Shall sign a Board Member Agreement which sets forth legal and moral responsibilities (see example)
- Shall chair one committee or action team; may also chair a group
- Shall attend most bi-monthly board conference calls
- Shall attend or connect with one in-person board meeting per year
Board Members may be removed if they fail to participate in more than two consecutive meetings without being excused.
2015 Elections Calendar
|August - October
|Nominating Committee presents APBP Board President with slate of candidates
|Nominating Committee presents APBP Board of Directors with slate of candidates
|Nominating Committee presents slate of candidates to APBP members via a live candidate forum webinar (session will be recorded for later viewing)
Committee presents slate of candidates to APBP members at the Professional Development Seminar in St. Louis
||Candidates' optional video statements posted on APBP website
||Voting closes; election results received by the APBP Board President
||Results announced (if a quorum is met; if a quorum is not met, the Board President will extend the due date for ballots)
||New 2016 board members may attend 11/19/15 Board meeting and are invited to attend action team meetings held in December
||New 2016 board members may attend the 12/17/15 Executive Committee
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