Due to the accelerated level of growth that BikeSGV is currently experiencing, the Board of Directors held a special meeting and decided to expand the board from five to seven members. The approved motion to expand also stated that one person would be approved before electing each subsequent member, thereby allowing the new member to participate in nominating the final members of the board.
The board developed criteria to ensure that the nomination process resulted in a new board that is truly representative of the diverse communities we serve. The criteria included but were not limited to:
Based on the criteria, each existing member of the board was asked to nominate potential candidates. After compiling a short list, the board proceeded with a simple process of elimination. To no surprise, the final nominee was Councilmember Marlen Garcia of Baldwin Park.
We are distinctly honored and proud to announce that Ms. Marlen Garcia has accepted the position and we welcome her to the BikeSGV Board of Directors. A new board and a solid core volunteers, combined with a robust portfolio of projects only reassures us that BikeSGV's horizon is bright and sunny.