The Board of Directors of SVBC is elected to serve the membership in deciding policy, conducting governance, and keeping the organization effective in pursuing our key mission to promote the bicycle for everyday use. Board members are expected to prepare for and attend all board meetings (currently four each year), and to actively participate on at least one of the standing board committees (currently governance, finance, development, and policy). Board members are expected to make a substantial financial contribution to SVBC, either personally or though their work on the board.
Typical duties of the board include:
- * Governing the organization by establishing broad policies and yearly goals
- * Ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources through fundraising
- * Reviewing and approving annual budgets
- * Being accountable for organization performance to our membership and stakeholders
- * Actively participating in one or more of the standing and ad hoc committees
The board governs with an emphasis on outward vision and strategic leadership, and is committed to ethical, professional, and lawful conduct.
We encourage prospective candidates to review the SVBC bylaws and governance policy at http://bikesiliconvalley.org/about/board/meetings. These documents specify the workings and size of the board, the number and roles of the officers, and the board selection process. Board members are elected by the membership for a two-year term.
If you are interested in serving SVBC in a board capacity, please submit a description of your relevant experience, what you can offer the organization, and why you would like to serve on the board to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Executive Director and members of the board nominations committee will interview all nominees and contact you to discuss your interest.
If you are interested in getting more involved with SVBC but fundraising and policy are not your primary interests, please consider talking with Program Coordinator Ernesto Lizaola (email@example.com) regarding how you can get involved with our programs.
Nominations are open until October 31st. After October 31st candidates will only be accepted by write-in on the ballot.
If you have questions about the board or the election process, please direct them to Governance Committee Chair Melissa Hippard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving on the board is only one way to serve and support SVBC and there are many other ways to contribute to SVBC's mission. SVBC is a member organization whose success is dependent upon the active involvement of its members - its programs, policy initiatives, fundraising, etc., and many of its programs and efforts are fully supported by member volunteers. Learn more about SVBC's programs and activities throughout the SVBC website.