Board of Directors: 2017 Member Election

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to have a very active and professional all-volunteer Board of Directors. Most board members have dedicated numerous years of service and lending of talents to a wide range of organizational needs. Board members are elected for 2-year terms. Every year approximately half of the board seats are up for election, and board members may or may not decide to run again as incumbents.


Active SF Bicycle Coalition members may self-nominate or be nominated by others for consideration as a board candidate. Seven seats will be considered and voted on in the fall/winter 2017 election. Interested candidates should review the Skills and Qualities Identified as Priorities for 2017 SFBC Board of Directors’ candidate recruitment¬†as well as the SF Bicycle Coalition Board of Directors Candidates’ Handbook.

Here are the major moments in the 2017 SF Bicycle Coalition Board election:

Fall 2017Promotion of board election amongst members and encouragement of interested members to declare their interest, including a meet and greet of prospective candidates.
Sept. 30, 2017 – Dec. 1, 2017Candidates can fill out online candidate questionnaire (preview of questions) and start working on 150-word statement.
Nov. 1, 2017Current board members start one-on-one meetings with all board candidates to answer questions and share more information about board service.
Dec. 1, 2017Deadline for questionnaire and resume submission to for board recommendation
Dec. 15, 2017Candidate Interviews end for Board Recommendation
Dec. 20, 2017Board Development Committee meets to review candidates.
Jan. 12, 2018Board recommendations communicated to each candidate.
Jan. 15, 2018Confirmation of intent to run and affirmation of candidacy: All members who decide to run for the Board of Directors are requested to submit their candidate statement of no more than 150 words describing their qualifications for serving on the Board of Directors, as well as a photograph. Per SF Bicycle Coalition bylaws, any member in good standing by January 15, 2018 may nominate themselves or another member as a candidate.
Jan. 18, 2018Staff meets with board candidates to review the election process.
Jan. 21, 2018Deadline to join or renew for eligibility to vote: January 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Jan. 30, 2018Candidate 150-word statements are published in weekly Biker Bulletin email.
Jan. 31, 2018Voting starts. The annual member meeting, and candidate forum will offer board candidates a chance to meet with interested members. The meeting will be held at the Google Community Space, 188 The Embarcadero on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Please RSVP here. Members will have a chance to vote online or in-person at the SF Bicycle Coalition office throughout the election period.
Feb. 16, 2018Voting ends.
March 1, 2018By March 1, 2018, the election results will be announced in weekly Biker Bulletin email.

We will continue to update this page with more information as the elections move forward. Interested in learning more about the board? Email

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