Board Candidate: Mo McBroom
Cascade Bike Club has grown into an influential change agent, and I believe it’s poised to accomplish even greater things in the coming years. I was honored to be recruited by current board members to run, and if elected will bring my commitment, experience and vision to support Cascade’s mission.
COMMITMENT: I’ve never been much of a recreational biker or gearhead, but I am an intrepid bike commuter: rain or shine, I bike to and from work, bike my son to preschool, bike to the grocery store. I bike because I’m lazy for me, living in south central Seattle, biking is often the fastest, most convenient and cheapest way to get to the places I need to go. But for many, biking is too dangerous or too inaccessible to be a real transportation alternative. I believe that our cities must be made to evolve so that biking becomes a legitimate option for everyone. For that reason, I am committed in both my personal and professional life to advocating for policies that make biking accessible to all, and where people of all ages, races and incomes can choose to bike as a way to get around.
EXPERIENCE: If elected, I would bring the policy, legal and political expertise to maximize the effectiveness of the board and the organization. I’m currently the policy director for the Washington Environmental Council (WEC), overseeing efforts to advance strategic priorities in the state legislature. Much of my work focusses on clean water and green infrastructure promoting low impact development, vibrant communities and funding for transportation choices. I’m a lawyer and manage WEC’s litigation, determining when and how to use legal action as a tactical tool. I also serve on the board of directors for King County Conservation Voters, a political organization that endorses pro-environment candidates and then hold them accountable through the political process.
VISION: The board must respond to the needs of the members by overseeing the implementation of a strategic plan, ensuring the financial health of the organization, and empowering the executive director to succeed. If elected, I would work with fellow board members to implement the vision of a robust and well-functioning club, setting a trajectory for membership growth, an amplified political voice and increased ridership across the state.
I would be honored to have your vote.