At the start of each calendar year Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA) convenes members for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is a great opportunity to reflect on all of the amazing outcomes we have achieved together over the last year, discuss plans for the months ahead, and elect a new Board of Directors. The AGM is also the final meeting for outgoing Board Members who have finished their terms with us.
This year three amazing Board Members are finishing their time on the Board: President Mike Woods, Maple Ridge Co-Director Chris Hennessey, and Director of Communications Dave Pinton.
Board service is one of the most complex volunteer roles at any organization, and these dedicated volunteers tirelessly gave their time and energy to fulfill the important role of prudent stewards of our organization.
In addition to monthly Board meetings and subcommittee meetings, Board members participated in regular trail advocacy with land managers and governments, continuously worked to build relationships with communities, partner organizations and volunteers, helped coordinate and lead community trail days, and coordinated and attended social rides and other events. The last few years have been extra challenging with the dramatic increase in use and demand for trail networks, and our board distinguished themselves by representing community interests, carefully deliberating complex issues, and making difficult decisions. We are grateful for their strategic guidance and wish each departing member the best in their future endeavours (of course we hope that some of these endeavours will include the FVMBA and more time out on the trails!).
Mike Woods has served on the Board of Directors for several years, and most recently fulfilled the role of President. Mike is an active and passionate community builder, and supported tremendous growth and change by all measures during his time on the Board. We are thrilled that Mike will remain involved in an informal capacity with the organization and plans to continue working to progress trail development throughout the network.
Chris Hennessey served on the board as the Co-Director of Maple Ridge, and brought a keen strategic eye to developing and expanding the network of trails in the Woodlot and Thornhill. We wish him well in all his future endeavours and know that he will not be a stranger to FVMBA or the trails. In fact, we expect to see Chris out even more on the trails!
Dave Pinton served on the board as our fearless Communications Director. Dave was instrumental in leading our communications strategy and always was tremendously knowledgeable and thoughtful in addressing and communicating all of our messaging to our member and external audiences. Thanks for making sure our voice is always heard!
We wish to express our profound gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all three of the outgoing Board Members for their past service on the board, and we look forward to continuing to advance our shared goals in the years to come.
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