Candidate Spotlight: Steve Durrant
The League’s Board of Directors serves a critical role in guiding the organization to a sustainable and vibrant future. The Board is made up of both board-appointed and member-elected seats — and currently, there are five open seats and nine candidates for those member-elected spots. We need YOUR votes to determine who will join the board for the next three years.
You can read more about all of the candidates and how to vote at bikeleague.org/vote. We are also highlighting each of our nine candidates on the blog this week and next. Today’s candidate spotlight is Steve Durrant, a current board member who is up for reelection.
Elected to the board of the League in 2010, Durrant is a bicycle commuter, a long-distance cyclist and a licensed landscape architect specializing in bicycle facilities. For over 30 years he has planned, designed and built cycling, pedestrian and greenway facilities throughout the US and Canada, and encouraged communities to include active transportation modes in the fabric of everyday life. His project experience includes award-winning urban trails (such as the Cedar Lake Regional Trail in Minneapolis and the Spokane River Centennial Trail in Washington), citywide bicycle plans, planning for bicycle sharing programs and bicycle access for urban rail transit systems. Durrant possesses expertise in community and agency planning, and non-profit organizational development. He participates in hosting the Portland region’s annual policy makers ride and is a long-standing advisory board member of The Waterfront Center, an international non-profit organization that promotes public access to urban waterfronts around the world. Durrant has brought his extensive experience to the board of the League of American Bicyclists – experience that includes a well-honed and well-traveled urban design perspective, and a strong belief in the power of creative problem-solving. He brings extensive cycling experience to the board. As a long-time commuter he understands the issues and opportunities associated with integrating urban cycling innovation into state, regional and community bicycle plans – an understanding that reflects his knowledge of cycling and its role as a vehicle for community change.