Election for the APBP Board of Directors
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 2015 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 and consulting firms. APBP also offers onsite training for bicycle parking, pedestrian accessibility and complete streets. Members also share information and expertise through our list serve, forums and website, and connect at social gatherings at events and conferences. APBP now has chapters - 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 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!
Three seats are open on the 2015 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, 2015 to December 31, 2017.
Submit a 400 word statement of interest to kit (at) apbp.org by July 11. 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 attend the APBP Annual Meeting at the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference in Pittsburgh on September 9, 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 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 responsibilities (see example)
- Shall chair one action team or 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.
2014 Elections Calendar
|07/14/14||Nominating Committee presents APBP Board President with slate of candidates|
|07/17/14||Nominating Committee presents APBP Board of Directors with slate of candidates|
|08/15/14||Written candidate statements and photos appear
on APBP website|
|08/18/14||Campaign season begins|
Committee presents slate of candidates to APBP members at the Pro Walk/Pro Bike/ Pro Place conference in Pittsburgh. Candidates make two-minute statements at APBP
Annual Meeting; online ballots open.
|09/30/14||Candidates' video statements placed 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 2015 board members may attend 11/20/14 Board meeting|
||New 2015 board members may attend the 12/18/14 Executive Committee
meeting and are invited to attend action team meetings held during