Jeff Aken transitions into new role at Cascade

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Briana, Communications Specialist, Cascade Bicycle Club (206) 939-4309, brianao@cascade.org

SEATTLE, WASH. July 10, 2015 –Elizabeth Kiker, Executive Director at Cascade Bicycle Club, announced this week that Jeff Aken will soon shift his focus within the organization to spend more time on regional planning and policy work.

Aken, who has served as Cascade’s Advocacy Director since 2014, will transition out of this role and into a new position in the coming weeks.

“My background is in planning, and this is where I feel I can contribute the most to Cascade's mission. I really enjoy working with communities to advance bicycle infrastructure and I want to focus on that,” said Aken.

Aken said the new role will allow him to do more work with our partners in Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Cascade’s advocacy work continues to address the goals laid out in the Five-Year Strategic Plan: building safe, comfortable bike facilities for all ages and abilities, securing more funding for this infrastructure and working to make Vision Zero a reality.

Cascade posted the Advocacy Director hiring announcement today. Aken will remain in the role until a new Director is hired.