Two new faces have joined the Bicycle Alliance board of directors. The board officially seated and welcomed Jennifer Campos and Joe Platzner at their February board meeting. Both will serve three-year terms.
Jennifer Campos of Vancouver is our first ever board member from Southwest Washington. She has been a bicycle and pedestrian planner for over 12 years and currently works for the City of Vancouver. Some of her major bicycle projects have included a citywide bike route signage system, development of the Vancouver/Portland and I-5 bridge bike maps, and the installation of BikeLink electronic bike lockers and bike corrals in downtown Vancouver.
"Vancouver is unique in that it is part of the Portland (OR) metro area but we can't access or utilize many of their bike-related programs," she said. "I want to help this region better connect with Washington programs and initiatives that benefit bicyclists."
Jennifer is the mother of two young children who frequently travel with her by bike.
Joe Platzner of Bellevue is a stay-at-home dad. He is a former aerospace executive with a background in transportation planning. Joe enjoys the challenge and camaraderie of riding with the Seattle International Randonneurs. He grew up racing road and track in New Jersey where he worked in bike shops and paid for vacations with a well-used spoke wrench.
"I am fortunate to be in a position where I have time to donate to projects that I feel passionate about. I believe that cycling can change people's lives," he commented.
Joe is equally happy riding all night on the winter solstice or taking his young daughter on an “epic ride” to the corner for a kid’s hot chocolate. Joe believes that we are on the cusp of a great cycling renaissance as we reevaluate our priorities and focus more on energy independence, environmental responsibility, and healthy lifestyles.
You can read about the rest of the Bicycle Alliance board on our website.