Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on February 25th, 2010 at 9:38 am
held in August.
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Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 in Northwest Portland, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance will hold the first of seven Member Forums.
The BTA says this members-only event will allow their staff and board to discuss the issues that are "relevant and important to your community." At an Advocacy Forum event held last August, the BTA focused on bike safety.
"We're opening up the discussion and asking members who attend to agree upon one or two topics they'd like to prioritize during the meeting... Prospective members who'd like to attend are encouraged to join at the door."
-- Margaux Mennesson, BTA communications coordinator
Attendees at that event watched a presentation by former Advocacy Manager Michelle Poyourow and then broke off into stations to discuss things like the Police Bureau's role in bike safety and to give the BTA feedback on safety-related questions like, "Would you feel safer if there were more bicyclists, even if some were less skilled and orderly; or if there were fewer cyclists, but they were more skilled?" (A majority said the former.)
Tonight's event will be different, says BTA Communications Coordinator Margaux Mennesson. "The structure of this forum will be a bit different... This time we're opening up the discussion and asking members who attend to agree upon one or two topics they'd like to prioritize during the meeting."
Topics suggested by the BTA include; feedback on their Executive Director search, how to increase "member engagement," and their 2011 legislative agenda.
Mennesson says the BTA is always interested in hearing from non-members, but this event is members-only. "The priority at these meetings is to hear from people who support our advocacy work as a member.... prospective members who'd like to attend are encouraged to join at the door."
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if plan to attend.
BTA Member Forum - Portland
February 25th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Whole Foods Market, Salud Community Room (1210 NW Couch Street)
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