Board Application

Bike Anchorage is currently looking for board members to bring new skills and perspectives to the organization. We are looking for people who are passionate about making Anchorage a safer, more bicycle-friendly city. Do you have experience advocating for change, managing volunteers, or fundraising for non-profits? If you have experience or are interested to take this on, please apply below!

You can also find out more information about Bike Anchorage by visiting our Policies page and view current board members. If you have any questions, please contact info@bikeanchorage.org. 

This application is 9 questions long with an additional spot to add comments. Thanks for your interest!

Can you commit to serving on the Bike Anchorage board for two years?

  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:43:11 -0900
    Q: Any other comments:
    A: Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts!
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:42:58 -0900
    Q: What projects or activities are you interested in spearheading, volunteering, or coordinating with Bike Anchorage?
    A: I am interested in identifying grant opportunities and partnerships to obtain grant funds for infrastructure developments. I am also happy to help wherever help is needed.
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:42:07 -0900
    Q: Have you volunteered with Bike Anchorage in the past? If so, in what way?
    A: I have only been to one Bike Anchorage meeting, and I have been interested in volunteering but have not actually volunteered, yet.
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:41:31 -0900
    Q: Why do you want to be on Bike Anchorage's board?
    A: I am interested in and passionate about biking (and about expanding my own time spent on a bike). I am frustrated with the current bike infrastructure in Anchorage and attitude about casual commuting and want to make it more accessible, but moreover, I’m excited about the possibilities to expand biking opportunities in this town and about the incredible community that makes up Anchorage. Having been a slight part of the biking infrastructure growth in Chicago, I would like to see some of the biking infrastructure being applied in other U.S. and global cities to Anchorage. In addition, I have been seeking more opportunities to volunteer my time.
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:38:49 -0900
    Q: Are you willing to help fundraise for Bike Anchorage?
    A: Sure! I would be especially interested in writing and applying for grants. I have had a fair amount of success writing grants in the past, particularly from 2009 through 2013 when I was consulting for the City of Chicago’s Department of Environment and Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:37:30 -0900
    Q: Do you serve on any other boards or have you served on boards in the past? Please list dates for both past and current board service.
    A: I am not currently serving on any boards.
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:36:52 -0900
    Q: Do you have other volunteer commitments? Please explain your time commitment there.
    A: I volunteer with the Roosevelt Institution as an alumni editor for various environment and energy journal competitions, but my volunteer schedule is fairly free at this time.
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:36:05 -0900
    Q: Would you consider Bike Anchorage as a top priority among the non-profits you support, in terms of your time and/or financial contribution?
    A: Yes, I am a big fan of Bike Anchorage. I have been seeking more volunteer opportunities, too.
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:35:40 -0900
    Q: Are you able/committed to attending bi-monthly board meetings?
    A: Yes. Sometimes, it is harder for me to attend meetings on the weekend, especially in the summer, because I camp a lot. But, evenings during the week are great!
  • Olivia Cohn
    answered 2018-02-02 09:35:00 -0900
    Q: Can you commit to serving on the Bike Anchorage board for two years?
    A: Yes
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:24:49 -0900
    Q: Any other comments:
    A: Thank you for this opportunity to serve for an organization that cares for the community by bringing us together in active and exchanging ways.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:22:27 -0900
    Q: What projects or activities are you interested in spearheading, volunteering, or coordinating with Bike Anchorage?
    A: Policy, Zoning, and whatever and wherever I’m needed.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:21:33 -0900
    Q: Have you volunteered with Bike Anchorage in the past? If so, in what way?
    A: No, I don’t believe so but I have volunteered in many other ways with other organizations including Trail Watch, Anchorage Parks Trails Initiative, and advisory groups.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:20:17 -0900
    Q: Why do you want to be on Bike Anchorage's board?
    A: To improve and transform the Anchorage community by making biking safer and easier for all users, that way more community members will enjoy the benefits of biking while reducing the negative effects on the environment and crashes in Anchorage.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:14:22 -0900
    Q: Are you willing to help fundraise for Bike Anchorage?
    A: Yes.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:14:11 -0900
    Q: Do you serve on any other boards or have you served on boards in the past? Please list dates for both past and current board service.
    A: I don’t currently, but have served on the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Alaska Section from 2010 to 2015 as Secretary through Past-President. Also served with the Alaska Youth Soccer board and the United Anchorage Youth Soccer League board about 10 years ago.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:10:14 -0900
    Q: Do you have other volunteer commitments? Please explain your time commitment there.
    A: I do…I also coach a soccer team and volunteer every other year for Team Alaska in the Arctic Winter Games.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:08:38 -0900
    Q: Would you consider Bike Anchorage as a top priority among the non-profits you support, in terms of your time and/or financial contribution?
    A: Yes.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:08:07 -0900
    Q: Are you able/committed to attending bi-monthly board meetings?
    A: Yes.
  • Robert DeVassie
    answered 2018-01-19 11:07:46 -0900
    Q: Can you commit to serving on the Bike Anchorage board for two years?
    A: Yes

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