File #: 23-1002    Version: 1
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2023 In control: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Agenda date: 11/15/2023 Final action: 11/15/2023
Title: Officer Elections
Officer Elections

Recommended Action
Move to elect a Committee Chair and Vice Chair

The City's Rules of Procedure for Advisory Committees state that committees must elect officers each year at the November or December meeting. Those elected will serve a one-year term beginning in January 2024.

Staff Contact:
Michelle Swanson, AICP, Senior Planner, Public Works Transportation, 360.753.8575

Michelle Swanson

Background and Analysis:
The BPAC Chair's primary responsibilities include:

* Agenda planning, with help from the staff liaison
* Representing the committee at other meetings from time to time
* Meeting facilitation
* Draft memos to City Council from comments made during BPAC meetings, with help from the staff liaison when requested

The time commitment typically includes:
* A 30-to 60-minute phone call or meeting two weeks before the BPAC meets
* Another 30-minute phone call or meeting after the BPAC meets
* Additional meetings are about 2-3 per year and could be more

The role of the Vice Chair is to fill in for the Chair when needed. On some advisory committees, the Chair and Vice Chair trade off attending outside meetings if the meeting schedule gets heavy.

The busiest time of year for the Chair is typically March. In addition to the regular BPAC meeting, the Community Livability and Public Safety Committee often invites the Chair to attend interviews with potential new members. Additionally, CLPS often holds a meeting for every advisory committee chair to attend and present the committee's work plan in March. Again, the Chair and Vice Chair may choose to trade off attending these meetings.

Please consider nominating yourself or another member of the committee to serve as either Chair or Vice Chair.

Climate Analysis:
There is no impact to the climate from this action.

Equity Analysis:
Staff encourages all members to consider serving as an officer, even if you do not feel ready. We are happy to support peop...

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