Board Positions Available
There are (five) 5 Board positions up for re-election this year - 3 Member-at-Large Board positions and 2 Chapter Representative Board positions for Madras and South Deschutes County (SoDeCo) respectively.
Nominations are accepted through April 30, 2021. Ballots are compiled and emailed out to our members, who then cast their votes by May 19. All candidates are notified on or before May 24, 2021.
Board Job Description
COTA’s Board of Directors is a vibrant group of people committed to developing, protecting, and enhancing mountain biking in Central Oregon. COTA’s Board is responsible for organization-level direction setting and decision making. Board members do most of the managerial and administrative work required to advance COTA’s mission.
Board members attend approximately one 2-hour Board meeting per month. In addition, Board members manage committees, plan events, represent COTA at community functions, participate in fundraising efforts, and do many other tasks. Board members should expect to spend a minimum of 15 hours per month on COTA business. Most Board members spend much more time than this due to their passion for our work.
The Board is elected by COTA’s membership. Board members serve 3-year terms. Board members must be current dues-paying COTA members for the duration of their term and should reside in Central Oregon. Prior Board and trail work experience are helpful but not necessary to serve on the Board. Other skills that are useful but not required include: event management, finance, general administration, volunteer management, fundraising, information technology, and marketing.
COTA’s Board is currently comprised of 15 members. COTA’s three Officers—Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer—are elected from within the Board. Six (6) members are chapter representatives: Bend, Crook County, Madras, Redmond, Sisters, and South Deschutes County (SoDeCo). The remaining nine (9) members are at-large. At-large members are expected to manage at least one committee. COTA’s committees currently include Trails, Communications, Advocacy, Finance, Membership, Fundraising, Training, Strategic Planning, Events, and Elections. Board members or active volunteers also fill four Coordinator roles: Trails Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, and Sponsorship Coordinator.
Questions? Please email the 2021 COTA Elections Coordinators, Darlene Henderson at email@example.com, or Kelly Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org
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