We’re hiring a Membership Manager to meet the needs of our 10,000-plus members and keep the movement for bikeable SF streets rolling strong. After five years on staff, Anna Gore left her position on our Membership team in order to transition to new opportunities in Portland, Ore. Before she left, we took the opportunity to catch up with her about what it’s like working so closely with our members and connecting them with the campaigns and programs promoting bicycling in our city.
SF Bicycle Coalition: What has been your most memorable, celebratory experience working at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition?
Anna: This is such a tough question! One thing I love about working for the SF Bicycle Coalition is seeing first-hand how hard everyone — staff, board and members — work to improve to our city. When you work so hard at something, each event, campaign win or program milestone feels huge. And no one here shys away from celebrating each other’s successes.
What are some of your favorite parts about the specific role you played on the SF Bicycle Coalition team?
Getting to know so many amazing people. We have over 10,000 members and nearly 100 Business Members, and a big part of my job was connecting people with our work. I had the opportunity to get to know so many incredibly talented, driven and wonderful people.
What stands out as your favorite or most exciting campaign?
I’ve seen many exciting projects get approved and make it to completion in my time at the SF Bicycle Coalition: New and innovative designs like the protected bike lane on Polk Street and the protected intersection at Ninth and Division; protected bike lanes on San Jose Avenue, Seventh and Eighth streets, Oak and Fell streets; the completion of the east span of the Bay Bridge People Path; the opening of the Mansell People Path — the list goes on and on.
Can you tell us about a project you were proud of working on?
Of all my projects and program areas, Women Bike SF has a special place in my heart. I was one of the founding staff members of the program, and it’s been incredible to watch the program grow. Now in its fourth year, Women Bike SF has reached well over 1,000 people in San Francisco and beyond.
A big part of the program centers around elevating the amazing work women, trans*, femme and non-binary people are doing in our community. I’ve learned and grown so much from working with so many inspiring people, and am so excited to see what Kelsey and the SF Bicycle Coalition team continue building through the program.
What do you hope to see come to fruition in the future of the SF Bicycle Coalition?
I was honored to be part of the Strategic Planning Committee for the SF Bicycle Coalition, and I couldn’t be more excited about the direction of the new plan. If there is one thing I hope to see come to fruition it’s the execution of that plan, but honestly I have no doubt that it’ll happen.
I know how hard the staff and board of the SF Bicycle Coalition work to achieve the goals adopted, and how accountable they hold themselves. In five years, when the plan comes to fruition, we will have taken another important step toward achieving our mission of transforming San Francisco streets and neighborhoods into more livable, safe and just places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation.
We want to thank Anna for all she’s done to make riding in SF safe and accessible for everyone and build on her incredible work supporting our members. Are you (or someone you know) dedicated to making SF a better place to live and bike? Check out this incredible opportunity to make a difference within your community!