The bylaws of The Frederick Bicycle Coalition stipulate an annual election for positions on the board of directors. Being on the FBC Board of Directors is an excellent way to influence cycling in Frederick City and County. Any member of the Frederick Bicycle Coalition may run for an open board position and all members are encouraged to run.
Except for the Founding Chair, each board member serves a one year term. The board meets in person once per month for approximately 2 hours to discuss business. Between board meetings a large amount of business takes place via email. All board members have an equal vote on issues. All board members head up bicycle related projects and advocacy issues. Additionally, each position has a specific focus which is outlined below.
To run, send an email to the following address firstname.lastname@example.org with the position you wish to run for and a bio explaining your qualifications for the position. Your bio will be posted with all candidate bios prior to the election. Candidate bios will be accepted between 12/20/2011 and 01/07/2012. Voting will take place via an electronic ballot sent to members between 01/14/2012 and 01/28/2012. The board transition meeting will take place 02/21/2012.
The following positions are up for election:
- Membership/Social Director
- Communications Director
General position descriptions are as follows:
President: Presides at meetings of the members and the Board of Directors, has general and active management of the business of the Frederick Bicycle Coalition, and sees that orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect.
Secretary: Maintains the official record of the Frederick Bicycle Coalition. The Secretary shall attend Board meetings and record all votes and the minutes of all proceedings. The Secretary shall maintain copies of the Articles of Incorporation and all amendments in effect, the Bylaws and all amendments in effect, the Club Rules, and all correspondence of the Frederick Bicycle Coalition. In the event the secretary must miss a meeting another board member can temporarily fill the role of Secretary.
Treasurer: Serves as the chief financial officer of the Frederick Bicycle Coalition. Has custody of FBC’s funds and financial records and shall keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Frederick Bicycle Coalition. The Treasurer shall deposit all moneys and other valuables in the name of the Frederick Bicycle Coalition in such depositories as the Board may designate.
The Treasurer shall collect moneys due to the Frederick Bicycle Coalition (FBC) and shall be responsible for the dispersal of all club funds as the Board may authorize. The Treasurer shall render to the Board at its regular meetings, or whenever the Board may require it, an account of all transactions and the financial condition of FBC.
The Treasurer shall prepare or cause to be prepared annually a full and correct statement of FBC’s financial condition, including a balance sheet and a statement of operations for the preceding fiscal year, which shall be submitted at the annual meeting of the membership.
Membership/Social Director: The Membership/Social Director will attend monthly FBC Board meetings to provide the Board with a written or oral report of social activities as well as the current status of FBC membership. This individual will help to create and coordinate various social and fundraising events for members and friends of FBC, as well as the greater community, in addition to working closely with the Communications Director to promote membership via electronic or other media.
Communications Director: The Communications Director will attend monthly FBC Board meetings to provide the Board with a written or oral report of activities. This individual will promote FBC events and activities by communicating information to the greater community using electronic or other media.