firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates who are interested in exploring whether their skills and interests align with WABA’s are invited to make an initial expression of interest in board membership by filling out the form here. If you have previously filled out an expression of interest, and remain interested, please email email@example.com. While the search for director candidates is an ongoing one, the board expects to present a slate of candidates at the February 8th, 2018 annual members’ meeting.A message from Paul d’Eustachio, President of the WABA Board of Directors. WABA’s Board of Directors is looking for people with a passion to help make communities in Washington DC, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland safer and more welcoming environment for people using bikes. To this end, the WABA Board Nominating Committee is searching for board of director candidates with strong leadership skills and experience in helping non-profit organizations execute strategy and development plans. WABA continues to enjoy a growing base of loyal members and a diversifying funding base as bicycling options becoming increasingly popular across various demographics. We have a particular interest in candidates who can help us further expand our partnerships with a broader pool of private organizations and individuals who share and are willing support WABA’s goal of making the Washington area the most bicycle friendly in the world. The ability to connect WABA to the broader Washington area network of donors is a plus. We are also looking for a candidate who can help us ensure that our financial monitoring and oversight mechanisms are robust and efficient. WABA continues to seek board members and partners who can help us ensure that our mission and programming serves the needs of bicyclists in low-income or underserved communities. The WABA board’s commitment to diversity is real, and weight will be given to candidates who broaden the board’s views and experience. WABA board members are volunteers who serve two-year terms. They are expected to participate in regularly scheduled board meetings (7 per year and the annual meeting), serve on board committees as needed, provide counsel to WABA staff in their areas of expertise, and make WABA a significant part of their individual philanthropy. WABA’s board members participate in standing and ad-hoc committees that focus on areas critical to WABA’s success. They include advocacy, administration and finance, development, and programs committees. Board appointment is not required for membership on these committees, and some candidates may find service on committees may be better suited to their time and interests. If you think that you might be interested in participating (i.e., non-board member appointment) on these committees, please email
on Twitter last night, here are some of the things we highlighted; below the jump, you can view the slideshow we presented:On Tuesday night—despite the incessant, chilly rain—about seventy WABA members filled up the Eaton Room of All Souls Church to hear about the state of our organization. The annual meeting allows us to summarize what we’ve been working on, provides a forum for members to ask questions, and also serves as the election for WABA’s board of directors. If you weren’t able to follow along
- Our outreach has expanded to four specific programs this year: the bike ambassador program, suburban outreach, east of the river (now in its third year), and Women & Bicycles.
- Membership in general has increased.
- We’ve launched a business membership program.
- D.C. has become the fourth best bike city in the country; your membership supports our advocacy, which contributes to D.C.’s high ranking.
- We’ll be shifting our advocacy focus from bike lanes and sharrows in general to protected, Green Lane Project-style dedicated infrastructure specifically.
- For the first time since WABA’s inception in 1972, we have a full-time advocacy staffer that’s not the executive director.
- We’ve had a success rate of 75 percent in our adult learn-to-ride classes. We also offer confident city cycling classes and have in-school clinics for kids.