Safety Education Coordinator
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Dear Members and Supporters of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association:
It is with a heavy heart that I write today to announce my resignation as executive director of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. I have accepted the position of executive director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and will begin my new role on April 12th, 2010. WABA's education coordinator, Dorcas Adkins, has been named interim executive director to help assist the organization during this transition.
It has been a distinct honor to serve at WABA for the last ten years and I want to thank you all for the support you have given us in that time. While I have been very happy with my role at WABA, and with the successes we have enjoyed over the years, the position at NACTO is an amazing opportunity that I could not refuse. Not only will I be working with some of the most innovative thinkers in urban transportation from around the country, but I will have the opportunity to build the organization into an effective advocate for bicycling, walking and transit in cities around the US.
This was a very difficult decision for me to make. I have poured blood, sweat and tears into WABA for over a decade, and am extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish together. Since its founding in 1972, WABA has been a strong and influential voice for change in the DC area. I strongly believe that with our dedicated board of directors, our talented and hardworking staff, and the support of people like you, the organization will continue to thrive and continue to make the DC area a better place to bike.
I can't say enough about what an honor and a privilege it has been to work with such a dedicated group of members and supporters. I will miss working with you and wish you all the best in the future.
PS: WABA is now in the process of conducting a nation-wide search for a new executive director. A job description can be found at www.waba.org.