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Cast Your Vote: Board Elections
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.
If you are a League member as of Nov. 1, 2013, you should have received an email today that includes a link to a secure site through which you may cast your vote. If you believe you did not receive an email in error, or have further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting will remain open until Dec. 27.
The League follows a preferential voting system, meaning each voter will rank his or her choices from first (1) to last (9). Individual members have one vote; family members have two votes. All votes will be through secret ballot.
You can read more about of the candidates at bikeleague.org/vote. We will also be highlighting each of our nine candidates on the blog this week and next. First up is Diane Albert, a current board member who is up for reelection.
Albert has served as a bicyclist advocate for almost 15 years at both the local, state, and national level. She is knowledgeable about the issues facing bicyclists, whether the issues are related to design/engineering, of bicyclist/motorist education, or enforcement/encouragement/legal issues. Albert has an education, engineering, and legal background, making her uniquely qualified to serve on the LAB Board, considering the types of issues bicyclists face. Albert also runs a solo intellectual property law practice and has the flexibility and financial resources to engage fully with the LAB Board. She has many years of experience working on advisory boards and understands how to work effectively with staff, constituents, and other board members. She is willing to work hard and put in the time required to be an engaged and effective LAB Board member. Albert currently serves on the Governance and Legal Affairs Committees and was recently elected Board secretary, thus serving on the Executive Committee. Lastly, Albert is enthusiastic and passionate about promoting bicycling in the US, as well as doing whatever she can to help LAB continue to grow. Albert is committed to ensuring that LAB remains the preeminent bicyclist membership advocacy organization and remains financially strong.