Meet the new directors of the board!
September 29, 2022
HUB Cycling held its 25th Annual General Meeting on September 29th, 2022.
HUB members joined the virtual meeting to get an annual update from HUB's Executive Director, Erin O'Melinn and outgoing President, Derik Wenman.
Guest speakers Emma Sutherland and Suki Chhoen from the Red Fox Healthy Living Society gave an inspiring presentation on our partnership to empower Indigenous and Racialized Youth with the new Greenest City Biking Program.
HUB's Regional Advisory Committee and Local Committees also shared updates on the advocacy work they have been involved in for the past year. Board Treasurer Matt Alexander presented the financial update from the last fiscal year.
At the AGM, HUB members elected Jeff Leigh as the new President of the Board.
Members also elected/re-elected the following directors of the board.
Sarah is a lawyer for the Federal Department of Justice and a mother of two.
She is an avid cyclist who chooses to go by bike as her primary mode of transportation. She also enjoys road biking. She has experience as a board member of a non-profit organization and enjoys fundraising. In her role as a civil servant and government lawyer, she has extensive experience with risk management and the interaction between policy and law. She is a member of the HUB Van-UBC local regional committee and a long-standing HUB member. Sarah loves biking and is grateful for Vancouver’s cycling lanes and bike safety initiatives.
Alicia is an emerging sustainability professional working as the Zero Waste Manager of Ocean Ambassadors Canada.
When she’s not turning the tide on ocean pollution, she ponders about how to make Vancouver a less car dense and more bike-friendly city. While spending two years living in and studying her Environmental Sustainability Master’s in the south of Sweden, she grew amazed by the bike path network. When moving back to Canada, she grew motivated to bring this inspiration to Vancouver to make cycling accessible for 8 to 80 year old's and help transform Vancouver into a city made for people, not cars.
Victoria is an avid cyclist with over thirty years of marketing and research experience.
She’s held senior management positions with some of Canada’s most prominent advertising agencies. She also spent many years client-side, leading teams in the development of comprehensive marketing solutions across North America.
She is passionate about leveraging her extensive experience to create a positive impact for cyclists across Metro Vancouver. She has a collaborative nature and brings a structured yet responsive approach to everything she does. Her love for problem solving, sustainable living and lifelong learning drives her in both her professional and personal activities.
Now retired, Jeff lives downtown and cycles daily both for transportation and recreation.
Jeff believes that cycling is a critical part of our transportation mix, and that it can best be encouraged by the creation of infrastructure that allows people cycling to both be safe and to feel safe, and through celebrating our successes as we increase cycling mode share.
Tai is Senior Vice President at KITS Eyecare. Prior to joining KITS, Tai was a founding member and head of Evo Car Share for 8 years. A team builder, strategist, and business leader, Tai has played key roles in the launch and growth of businesses such as Evo Car Share, Dyson and Red Bull.
Tai has been a HUB board member since 2018 and is chair of the Operations Committee. Tai has a record of building effective, diverse, and inclusive teams and is passionate about bringing these skills to HUB. Tai believes that cycling plays a central role in creating livable cities.
You can watch the recording on our YouTube channel below if you missed the AGM. More information, including meeting documents, the annual financial statement, Annual Report, Erin's PowerPoint presentation, and meeting minutes, is available here.
We'd love to hear your feedback if you did attend the AGM! Do you like the online format? Would you prefer in-person AGM? What could we do next year to make the AGM better? Let us know.
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