Board Candidate: Kevin Carrabine
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I am honored to have had my name put forward by Chuck Ayers, then accepted by the Nominating Committee, as a candidate for the Board of Directors. Here is more information about me and my decision to serve.
Why be nominated?
Simply put, because I have a passion for bicycling that I want to channel into constructive ways through volunteer service with Cascade. CBC’s current program activities embody skilled and competent advocacy on behalf of and in support of bicycling and bicyclists. The programs are implemented by a very professional staff, utilizing fact-based analysis, strategic thinking, and creativity. As a member of the board and true believer in the beauty and utility of the bicycle, I will bring my enthusiasm, bicycling experience, and life experience to the table, in support of programs that serve the varied bicycle ‘types’ championed by the CBC: the commuter, the recreational rider, the newly engaged, the advocate. (To name a few.)
How does the board contribute to the success of the club?
The Board’s responsibilities include implementing the organization’s mission and vision through the creation, oversight, and evaluation of programs, and through strategic planning, in consultation with the executive staff and program staff. Successful board candidates ideally have the ‘street smarts’ to understand the conditions and circumstances faced by all types of cyclists I bring that experience, as well as the capacity for critical thinking and analysis, and a collaborative and friendly style. Board members who model respectful and collaborative behaviors are trusted by members, staff, and the general public. As a new board member, but an experienced and respected bicycling advocate, I believe my participation on the board will contribute to better understanding between the organization’s members, the staff, and the non-bicycling public. Finally, Cascade is already a well-run, successful organization part of the board’s job is to understand why and build on the successes attained so far. My years of involvement as an advocate and spokesperson provide insight into what works and what doesn’t, knowledge that will inform my deliberations with fellow board members.
Why choose me?
- Sixteen candidates for nine positions - not a rubber stamp election. Consider:
- Year round bicycle commuter, recreational rider, and former Tour de France winner (the last is not true)
- Nurse for 35 yrs., Nurse Practitioner for 25 yrs.
- Member of Cascade’s very first Advocacy Committee
- Founding member of the Ballard-based Friends of the Burke-Gilman Trail
- Representative from Ballard on Seattle Dept of Transportation’s Tri-Party meetings bringing freight, pedestrian, and bicycle advocates together in common cause for shared problem-solving
- Co-coordinator of the yearly Bike to Work Day station in Ballard @ the BGT
- Ride Referee for select Cascade rides, including Chilly Hilly ( my first year)
- Bicycle toured New Zealand for three months during Ronald Reagan’s first term
- Owner of three bicycles, one used B.O.B. trailer, and one unused unicycle
Email me anytime with other questions or thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org