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Candidate Profile: Region 3
I am past President, Vice-President, and Newsletter Editor of the North Carolina Bicycle Club, and am currently the Club’s Education Officer. While I received my BikeEd Instructor certificate in 1995, my membership in the League goes back as far as 1981. In addition to teaching Bike Ed courses locally (the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of N.C.), I have also taught at League-sponsored rallies in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and N.C.
After helping to develop the Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan for the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) in N.C, I now serve as a member of the CAMPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Stakeholders Group (and continue biking to the monthly meetings in downtown Raleigh). I provided expert advice for the Bicycle Element in the Town of Cary’s Transportation Plan (as acknowledged in the document). After acting as the cycling advisor for the annual bike rodeo in town from 1994 to 2001, I participated in the Blue Biker education program of the N.C. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation on Health Care from 2001 thru 2004.
In addition to the volunteer service noted above, I am a former Secretary/Treasurer of the Carolina Canoe Club. Recently I assisted with the successful mayoral campaign of a candidate in my town.
My professional level skills and experience includes more than 25 years of experience at IBM developing and supporting computer software, including Web and database applications, on Windows, Unix, and mainframe platforms. I received my B.S. in Computer Science from Pace University in Pleasantville N.Y.
I am running for the League's Board of Directors because I feel that for several years now the board has made an excessive number of decisions which are not in the best interest of the membership. My primary goals as a Regional Director will be to:
Revive member services which the board has allowed to lapse
Restore the right of members to elect all of the directors on the board
Have actions of the board and staff made transparent to members
Give the membership a reasonable process for removing unethical directors
Protect the right of individuals to travel public roads when cycling
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. My email address is email@example.com