For many people who bike in San Francisco, our board member Mary Kay Chin needs no introduction. She’s a San Francisco Yellow Bike co-founder; a Golden Wheel Awardee and former SF Bicycle Coalition Valet Bike Parking Coordinator who presently represents District 6 on the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee. May Kay is a community organizer, a Tenderloin resident, life-long San Franciscan, Bike Party co-founder, and the list goes on and on.
Bikes and San Francisco are in Mary Kay’s blood, and we’re grateful to have her serving on our all-volunteer Board of Directors. But why does she do it?
“Working with staff, volunteers and other board members to help make our streets safe for all road-users in San Francisco is deeply satisfying,” Mary Kay said. “I know that through serving on the board of the SF Bicycle Coalition, I make a direct impact on building safe, healthy communities.”
Now going on nine years as a SF Bicycle Coalition member, Mary Kay just ran for and won election to the board last year.
“Currently, I’m on several committees including Membership and Board Development,” Mary Kay said. “I’m working to help build a robust and sustainable membership base.”
Heading towards another annual board election, in which eight of the board’s 15 seats will be up for a member vote, Mary Kay is eager to see enthusiastic, energetic members run to join the SF Bicycle Coalition’s governing body.
“While this position does require a lot of time and work as a volunteer, the payout is priceless,” May Kay said. “Our ability to help govern, shape and lead by example a nationally recognized bicycle advocacy organization is deeply meaningful.
“I can ride my bike confidently, knowing that our work will shape the future of our streets and our city.”
Are you interested in joining Mary Kay on the board? Current board members have identified skills and experience most needed, and they are welcoming questions and statements of interest. For a growing list of details, see the 2016 Board Elections page here.