Spokane Bicycle News
By Anthony Hardwick
Spokane’s Bicycle Advisory Board interviewed three candidates for a sole vacant position on the board.
Candidates hailed from as far away as Egypt, but now all three call Spokane home. The first candidate* interviewed was a ten year veteran of the bicycle industry, the second candidate was an alternative mobility expert who most recently worked with Lime to bring alternative transportation to Spokane, and the third candidate was reared in Egypt, educated to the doctoral level in Canada, and has brought his expertise in transportation planning to Spokane.
All three candidates were given several minutes to introduce themselves to the board. Board Chair Grant Shipley commented after the candidates finished speaking that the board had a very tough choice ahead of it.
Candidates will be notified after the February board meeting who was nominated by the board. That candidate will then meet with the mayor before going through the final approval process. The new board member should be in the position by the end of May 2023. Board members serve a three year term.
Spokane’s Bicycle Advisory Board is open to the public, and public feedback is greatly appreciated. To participate in the meetings you can attend in person at city hall or virtually via the Microsoft Teams platform. Meetings occur the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm. For more details please explore the Spokane City’s Bicycle Advisory Board website: https://my.spokanecity.org/bcc/boards/bicycle-advisory-board/
*Please Note* I, Anthony Hardwick, was one of the candidates for this position. Strict journalistic was adhered to for reporting on this developing story. Further coverage of this subject will be provided by another writer for the site, as soon as I have one. At the time of publication I do not have anyone else to write up this story, so I wrote it myself. If you are concerned by this I encourage you to volunteer to be a writer for BikeSpokane.org. Reach out to me via email expressing your interest in volunteering: AnthonyH@bikespokane.org
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