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Nurturing a walk/bike community through events and advocacy.

Walk-n-Roll on the WABI Board

Do You Want to Help Make Burien More Walkable/Bikeable?

Just imagine…

  • Leading fun walks in local neighborhoods: “I didn’t know this was here!”
  • Meeting your neighbors while having a healthy walk.
  • Working with the City of Burien to improve sidewalks and bike lanes.
  • Supporting safer, healthier ways for your kids to get to school.
  • Adding flags to make crosswalks safer.
  • …And so much more!

Walk/Bike Burien (aka “WABI Burien”) is seeking fresh energies and bright ideas to make these imaginings come true. Would you be interested in volunteering as a WABI board member?

WABI was launched in April 2012 by Burien citizens sharing a passion for making our community HEALTHIER and MORE FUN through walking and bicycling.

  • We stir things up with events and advocacy to nurture the walk/bike community in town.
  • We lead monthly walks.
  • We orchestrated the installation of and manage 41 new bike racks in town.
  • We work with the City of Burien on walkability, bike lanes, wayfinding and other walk/bike efforts.
  • We coordinate with other like-minded regional organizations.
  • We participate in “Bike to Work” Days.
  • And we’ve garnered national attention for these and other efforts.

It’s a thrill to go through town and see bike racks in use where there once were none. It’s great fun to see people show up every month to walk with folks that were strangers at first, but are now friends. And it’s a real acknowledgement to be contacted by the City of Burien when they’re seeking input on walk/bike endeavors.


Now we’re looking for people who’ll
volunteer their time as WABI board members.

Might that be you?

(or maybe you only want to be on the “Volunteer List”?)

Drop us a note with your contact info,
and tell us why you’re interested:
info@wabiburien.org


Potential Tasks You Could Take On:

  • Lead Scheduled Walks (regular leader or substitute)
  • Assist with Publicity & Promotion
  • Develop WABI Burien Mission Statement
  • Write “Walk/Bike” and “Complete Streets” Articles for the Web Site
  • Organize Local Bike/Ped Count Efforts
  • Help to Conjure, Plan and Implement Capital Projects
  • Consider “Crossing Flags” Project
  • Orchestrate Walking Schoolbus
  • Participate as a Walk/Bike Liaison with the City of Burien
  • Oversee Bike Rack Sponsorship Updates
  • Develop and Manage Bike Activities
  • Manage Bike-to-Work Day
  • Take Care of Bike Rack Cleanup/Maintenance
  • Coordinate with and Promote Fred Hutch Obliteride
  • Other ideas?

Skills We’re Looking For:

  • Board Secretary
  • Board Treasurer
  • Mailchimp Email Marketer
  • WordPress Programming Techie
  • Web Content Developer
  • Non-profit-savvy Guru

Please Come to Our Next Board Meeting:

  • Date & Time: January 31 at 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Place: A residence here in Burien. (Location will be emailed to confirmed attendees.)
  • Can’t make this meeting? No worries, we will be in touch.

We hope to see you soon!
For questions, comments and suggestions, please contact:

Maureen Hoffmann-Web PortraitMaureen Hoffmann
WABI President
Graphics, WAB-Master
Walk-n-Talk Leader
info@wabiburien.org

 

Laura Gould 07-2012v2bLaura Kennedy Gould
WABI Treasurer
WABI Weekday Walkers Leader
weekdaywalkers@wabiburien.org