Dear Safe Routes to School advocates,
Are you passionate about the ability to walk and roll safely in Oregon – and helping our children do the same? The Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee has identified expertise and experience that is missing in the current committee and is looking to add 3-4 new members! Ideal candidates will enhance the committee by bringing a younger perspective (ages 16 – 24), experience as a person with a disability and/or with different cultural or ethnic approaches, and/or perspective as someone in the health field.
Timeline and process: The application will be open August 1 through September 15. Staff will follow up with applicants in September. A sub-committee of the Safe Routes to School Advisory committee will recommend 3-4 new members to ODOT’s director in October. New members will begin their term in January of 2023.
Access the online application in English and in Spanish here.
Charge of the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee (SRAC): The SRAC recommends which grants to fund for ODOT’s Safe Routes to School Construction and Education programs. The SRAC is advisory to Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon Transportation Commission, and consultants with the Oregon Transportation Safety Committee. The SRAC’s charge is outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 737-025.
Requirements: A new SRAC member will be able to attend and fully participate in six 3-hour meetings annually (generally every other month) starting in January 2023.
What you should know: The SRAC is a dynamic group of partners that engage in lively debates with open minds and respect. The committee works together to determine the priorities for the SRTS program, provide feedback to staff for program implementation, and make important recommendations for grant funding.
The committee is excited to introduce this new transparent way to recruit for members. They encourage you to share this opportunity in your communities and organizations. Committee members are looking forward to adding new perspectives to our work and expertise. If you have any issues/questions/comments, please contact LeeAnne Fergason, ODOT SRTS program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of Safe Routes to School!