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BikeWalkKC Board Members

Offer Valid: 05/12/2022 - 07/31/2022
Making our streets places for people to build a culture of active living

BikeWalkKC seeks two to three candidates to serve as volunteer members of the organization’s Board of Directors. Members of BikeWalkKC’s Board of Directors are community leaders with a passion for making Greater Kansas City a safer and more welcoming place for people who walk, bike, and roll. 

Mission Statement:

Our Mission: to redefine our streets as places for people to build a culture of active living.

Our Vision: a Greater Kansas City where everyone moves through the city and its public spaces equitably, safely, comfortably, and sustainably.

Our Theory of Change: walking and bicycling are ​simple solutions to complex problems​ of environment, health, transportation, disparity, opportunity, economy, and more.


Type of Organization:
BikeWalkKC is a multi-faceted organization known for its comprehensive approach to community engagement, urban planning, bicycle/pedestrian education, public policy, bike share operations, data collection and research. We both teach a child to ride a bike for the first time, and advocate for policies that make it possible for that child to have a safe, efficient, and welcoming experience. 

To do these things, we build relationships at the highest levels of government, and we center those relationships with the lived experiences of the most vulnerable road users. We also collect and share data that help identify challenges, define solutions, and attract sustainable investments in the built environment, transportation infrastructure, and individual and community health.

Some of our recent accomplishments include:

  • Serving more than 36,000 K-12 students in our Safe Routes to School youth development programs, especially in Title I schools in the urban core and first-ring suburbs.

  • Repealing and reforming unnecessary traffic laws that provided pretext for law enforcement to target Black and Brown Kansas Citians, and producing an advocacy how-to guide for other communities.

  • Winning $150 million for sidewalk repairs and removing the financial burden of sidewalk maintenance from homeowners.

  • Building a Bike Share program that is tightly integrated with public transit and the region’s sustainable transportation strategy.

  • Developing bike/pedestrian/trail plans for communities of all types and sizes.

We are looking for someone with expertise in:
The most important qualification is a passion for our mission. We welcome members with a variety of professional and personal experiences, and are especially interested in some key expertise:

  • K-12 education
  • Health care
  • Research
  • Finance
  • Transportation
  • Nonprofit fundraising
  • Neighborhood organizing

Desired industry affiliations or community connections:
We seek individuals whose personal and/or professional networks can help us make new connections in the community, in schools/school districts,  in the corporate sector, and with funders. 

What is the designated term for board service?
Board members serve a two year term, usually starting in June, and can serve a maximum of three terms (six years). 

How often does the board meet?
The meets six times per year at 4:30 pm on the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December. Board meetings are currently being held in-person in Midtown KCMO.  

What personal or financial contribution is expected of each board member?
Board members are expected to make an annual contribution of $100 or more.  

Any additional board expectations:

  • Serve on at least one board committee or task force
  • Attend events and activities to meet our members and donors
  • Promote the organization and its work through their personal and professional networks
  • Participate in board conversations around justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Recruit new donors and board members
  • Champion corporate philanthropy with their employers, where appropriate

Our organization carries directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance – yes or no.
(D&O insurance protects board members against a breach of "duty" in the event of any actual or alleged error, misstatement, omission, or misleading statement.)

Yes

Contact Information:
Interested individuals can read more and fill out an application at https://bikewalkkc.org/about/board/recruitment/ or contact Executive Director Eric Rogers at ​​eric.rogers@bikewalkkc.org with questions or to discuss further.

This Volunteer Opportunity is promoted by Nonprofit Connect.

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