Much of the problem of outside control of the League is due to appointed directors (5 out of 12) who are not accountable to the members. We cannot vote them out of office, even for misconduct. This makes it imperative that all of the elected directors are committed to reforming the board so control is returned to members.
The board voted in summer 2010 to add three more members — two of them appointed. This will make 7 of 15 board members appointed and will further dilute members’ influence.
In addition, the board controls who can get on the ballot. This makes elections meaningless.
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Hans van Naerssen, Chair, Term expires 2011
Bill Hoffman, Region 2. Term expires 2011
(DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, WV)
billhoffman_AT_bikeleague.org Member of LAB Reform and LAB Reform endorsed candidate
Rob Sadowsky,, Term expires 2012
Harry Brull, Region 5. Term expires 2011
(AR, AZ, CO, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, MT, NE, ND, NM, OK, SD, TX, UT, WI, WY)
Amanda Eichstaedt, Region 6. Term expires 2012
(AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA)
LCI # 1046, Olema, CA
Jeffrey Lynne, Appointed as replacement for Member Elected seat
Tim Young, Vice Chair, a non-elected director
Executive Director, Friends of Pathways
Young was new to the board in 2007.
Gail Spann, a non-elected director
Eric Swanson, Treasurer, a non-elected director
The previous treasurer resigned in late 2007. We have not heard why.
Gary Brustin, a non-elected director
Beverly Hills, CA
Brustin was new to the board in 2004.
Mike Nix, a non-elected director
Co-Owner, Liberty Bikes
LCI #: 51, Asheville, NC
Nix was new to the board in 2007.
Phyllis Harmon, Director Emeritus
Phyllis rescued the League from earlier leadership crises in the ’60’s and ’70’s. She has now retired from the board.
Link for Official LAB list of Board members (on LAB web site).
Did you know?Five out of 12 LAB board members are appointed rather than being member-elected? And soon, we will have 7 of 15 appointed. These appointed members cannot be removed by members, even for misconduct.
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