Board of Directors: 2019 Director Election

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to have a very active and professional all-volunteer Board of Directors. Most board members have dedicated numerous years of service and lend their talents to a wide range of organizational needs. Directors are elected for two-year terms. Every year, approximately half of the board seats are up for election, and directors may or may not decide to run again as incumbents.

Active SF Bicycle Coalition members may nominate themselves or another member for consideration as a board candidate. Eight seats will be voted on in the winter 2019 election. Interested candidates should review the skills and qualities identified as priorities for SF Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors’ candidate recruitment as well as the SF Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors Candidates’ Handbook.

Here are the major milestones in the 2019 SF Bicycle Coalition Board election:

Fall 2018 Promotion of board election amongst members and encouragement of interested members to declare their interest.
Fall 2018 Candidates can fill out the online candidate questionnaire (preview of questions) and start working on a 150-word statement.
Oct. 26, 2018 Deadline for questionnaire and resume submission to for candidates who wish to be considered for board recommendation.
Oct. 29, 2018 Current board directors start one-on-one meetings with all board candidates to answer questions and share more information about board service.
Dec. 19, 2018 Candidate interviews end for board recommendation process.
Jan. 4-7, 2019 Board recommendations communicated to each candidate.
Jan. 9, 2019 Deadline to join or renew for eligibility to vote: January 9, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Jan. 9, 2019 Confirmation of intent to run and affirmation of candidacy: All members who decide to run for the board of directors are requested to submit their candidate statement of no more than 150 words describing their qualifications for serving on the board of directors, as well as a photograph. Per SF Bicycle Coalition bylaws, any member in good standing by January 9, 2019 may nominate themself or another member as a candidate.
Jan. 10, 2019 Staff meets with board candidates to review the election process.
Jan. 15, 2019 Candidate 150-word statements are published in weekly Biker Bulletin email.
Jan. 23, 2019 Voting starts. The annual member meeting and candidate forum will offer board candidates a chance to meet with interested members. Members will have a chance to vote online or in-person at the SF Bicycle Coalition office throughout the election period.
Jan. 29, 2019 Deadline for candidates to submit a 100-word supplemental statement. Candidate supplemental statements will be compiled and emailed as inline text to voting members on February 1.
Feb. 5, 2019 Voting ends.
Feb. 19, 2019 Election results announced in weekly Biker Bulletin email.
Feb. 23, 2019 New director orientation and board retreat.
Feb. 26, 2019 The SF Bicycle Coalition will have its first board of directors meeting with the newly elected directors.

We will continue to update this page with more information as the elections move forward. Interested in learning more about the board? Email

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