Are you interested in serving on the COTA Board? Join a fun group of people who work together well and make it happen! This is your chance to develop, protect and enhance mountain biking in Central Oregon.
There are 3 Member at-large Board positions up for election this year, in addition to Redmond Chapter Representative and Sisters Chapter Representative (5 board positions possible). Chapter reps must reside in the community they wish to represent.
How it works: Complete the nomination form and submit by April 30th. You must be a current COTA member (renew/join here). In May we will assemble a Voter's Guide, so that the election process can begin with the official ballot sent by email to all members.
The election process timeline:
Now through April 30th, 2020, end of day: Nomination submission period open. Nomination Form here.
May 1st-4th: Election ballot assembled.
May 5th: Ballots emailed to all current COTA members.
May 19th, end of day: Ballot submission period closes.
May 24th (or before): All candidates notified of election results.
June 16th: All new, incoming Board members introduced at the Annual Members Meeting, held on Tuesday evening, June 16, 2020 at Loge Camp in Bend. A short Board meeting will follow the Members meeting.
Board of Directors 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 members are chapter representatives: Bend, Crook County, Madras, Redmond, Sisters, and South Deschutes County. The remaining 6 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? If you have questions and would like to speak with a current Board member to learn more, please email us here.
Here's the COTA Board Nomination Form once again.
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