Momentum is all about shifting the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s orientation to being more member-driven. We believe that all members have good ideas and that those ideas should be heard and supported with the SFBC’s resources.
Citizen leadership is a good idea for reasons beyond the SFBC! One of our fellow advocacy organizations — the Sierra Club — has been member-driven for all of its 100+ year history. The local chapter is co-sponsoring an Advocacy Workshop for activists, leaders and potential leaders. All are invited. Although this event focuses on East Bay boards and commissions, San Francisco people would be sure to find value as well.
This is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with other activists and learn some new skills — and you might even get appointed to an important City or regional board or commission!
The League of Conservation Voters of the East Bay and Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter are sponsoring an upcoming event: From Activist to Public Servant: Opportunities for Pro-Environment Progressives to Get Involved with Local Government Commissions.Please share this workshop information with your networks and consider going yourself – not only will it help you apply and get appointed onto local and regional commissions, where you can shape and guide public policy, but it can show you how to best utilize a position of public service to advocate for the environment and your community.At this workshop, you will be able to identify the types of commissions that are best fitted towards your interests and can help further your goals and the goals of our organization.
The workshop will take place on November 16th at the East Bay Municipal Utility District Administration Building located at 375 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607. To sign up or get more information, you can visit the workshop’s EventBrite page at envirocommissioners.eventbrite.com.
And remember, if environmentalists don’t serve on these commissions, someone else will!