A Big Year Ahead for the SF Bicycle Coalition Board

The Board of Directors is excited to engage SF Bicycle Coalition members in the year ahead, with two big initiatives, the Strategic Planning process and the Executive Director search, in addition to the more common duties that await the all-volunteer board.

Every year, the all-volunteer SF Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors works hard to support and empower the amazing staff and ensure the SF Bicycle Coalition is well governed, financially stable and achieving its mission to promote the bicycle for everyday transportation. Board work includes, but is not limited to:

  • Reviewing and approving the annual operating budget, and tracking revenues and expenses each month to the budget;
  • Fundraising to support SF Bicycle Coalition operations;
  • Overseeing the annual financial audit and our tax filings;
  • Reviewing the performance of the Executive Director;
  • Ensuring effective and lawful HR policies;
  • Ensuring we meet the legal requirements of 501(c)(3) and a 501(c)(4) organizations; and
  • Thinking through the intricacies of the political endorsement process.

This year, in addition to those responsibilities, the board will handle the following large projects:

  • Hiring a New Executive Director: No task is more important to the SF Bicycle Coalition than finding our next leader. The board recently posted the position — please share it with anyone who might be interested.
  • Creating Our Next Strategic Plan: The work of the SF Bicycle Coalition is principally guided by our strategic plan, which determines the direction of our work. The present strategic plan was created in 2012 and expires in 2017. This year, the board is managing the process by which members come together with staff and other stakeholders to create the next great road map for our organization. We will look to members for inspiration, leadership and participation. Watch the quarterly Tube Times magazine and the weekly Biker Bulletin emails for more information regarding how you can contribute. We look forward to working with you to set our priorities for 2018 and beyond.

Finally, it should also be noted that the board may review the bylaws and make some small improvements or clarifications in 2016. However, the board will notĀ ask the members to vote on membership voting rights or member privacy in 2016.

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