Bike Walk Connecticut has its directors complete board member agreements annually.  Please review the following, enter your name and date, and press submit at the end.   For a pdf version of the document, click here.
Thank you!
Bike Walk Connecticut greatly appreciates your willingness to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.  Your energy, talents, and perspective will be invaluable to the development of the organization!  The following expectations will help ensure that this is a satisfying and productive activity for both you and the organization.

Qualifications
A Board member will:
  • Be a dues-paying member of Bike Walk Connecticut.
  • Be committed to the mission, goals and programs of Bike Walk Connecticut.
  • Have available time to work to advance these goals and programs.
Meetings
Board members are expected to prepare for, attend, and participate in all scheduled board meetings (six or more per year) and committee meetings.  There may be a Board retreat each year.  If unable to attend a regular meeting, notify the President or Executive Director of the absence at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled meeting.  Excessive absence from board and committee meetings may be grounds for removal from the Board.

Fundraising
All Board members are expected to be involved in fundraising activities.  This includes:
  • Making an annual financial contribution that is generous for you.
  • Actively assisting with fundraising and ensuring that the organization has the resources necessary to carry out its mission. This includes working to increase memberships and sponsorships. 
Time Commitment
Board Members are expected to:
  • Contribute 7-10 hours per month on committee/task force work.
  • Take a leadership role in, and actively participate on, at least one board committee or task force.
  • Support major Bike Walk Connecticut events by attending and asking others to attend.
Ambassadorship
Board members shall serve as ambassadors of Bike Walk Connecticut. Some examples of this role might include but are not limited to the following:
  • Suggest new Bike Walk Connecticut board members and aid in recruiting members.
  • Be a spokesperson for the organization in the board member’s network of friends and colleagues.
  •  In your town: be educated about local bike/ped issues and stay in touch with any bike/ped-related groups Participate in advocacy activities with state and local leaders and legislators.
Accountability
Each Board member must work to ensure that all actions of Bike Walk Connecticut are in accordance with its bylaws. The Board will exercise fiduciary responsibility for Bike Walk Connecticut and ensure the continuity of its operations. The Board must ensure that no policies or activities will jeopardize the not-for-profit status of the organization or reflect unfavorably upon Bike Walk Connecticut as an organization devoted to public service. Board members will be provided with timely communication with Executive Director and board officers, advance notice of meeting agendas, financial reports, and training as needed.

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