2024 Board Election

Our Annual  Board of Directors election will be conducted online. All current members should have received an email with a link to the ballot on January 19th; voting will be open through January 26 and the results announced January 29.

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE A BALLOT, please contact us!

Our bylaws call for a minimum of seven and a maximum of eleven Directors on the Board. There are four Directors currently serving, so this election may seat between three and seven candidates.

To win a seat on the Board, a candidate must receive a majority (half + 1) of all votes cast. (e.g. if 200 members vote, a winning candidate must receive a minimum of 101 votes)

All candidates (including any write-ins) must have been members of SCBC for at least one year.

Candidate Statements

Calum Weeks, Policy Director, Generation Housing

Why do you want to serve on the SCBC Board? What makes our mission meaningful to you?
I want to serve on the SCBC Board because the need for safe alternative modes of transportation is more powerful than ever. It’s more than just a piece of the puzzle that can help us confront a changing climate, it’s an opportunity to create a community driven by strong shared values. I’m excited to help support advocacy around bicycle and pedestrian safety, neighborhood connectivity, complete streets, and so much more. All of these efforts move the needle ever closer to a more sustainable path and the perceived lofty goal of a 15-minute city. It would be my pleasure to support advancing these efforts as part of the SCBC Board.

Have you ever served on a nonprofit board? What is your relevant background experience?
I served on the Board for the Boy Scouts of America (I think they rebranded?) for just about 3 years. I helped support them with fundraising and event coordination.

What skills, resources and connections will you bring to the Board?
My professional background in housing advocacy, strong ties to the region, and yearslong experience working on local and regional campaigns in the region would be a great benefit to the organization. I know the elected for most jurisdictions quite well at this point and can help assist with relationship building if needed.


Joe Plaugher, Stewardship Project Manager, Sonoma Land Trust

Why do you want to serve on the SCBC Board? What makes our mission meaningful to you? I ride for recreation, transportation, and sometimes even meditation. I was lucky to grow up in a neighborhood where it was safe to ride to our friend’s houses, and I’m fortunate to live right next to the West County Trail now. I want every resident of Sonoma County to benefit from safe streets and high quality bike infrastructure as well.

Have you ever served on a nonprofit board? What is your relevant background experience? I’ve worked in a variety of roles that will support my work on the Board, including Director of Operations for Congressman Thompson, finance director of a political campaign, and assistant to the CEO of a national non-profit. In my current position at Sonoma Land Trust, I manage approximately $500,000 in grant funding support wildfire resilience projects. I’m also a graduate of Leadership Santa Rosa.

What skills, resources and connections will you bring to the Board? I am a strategic thinker and problem solver with a desire to make positive change in this community. With time in government, non-profit, and business, I have a wide variety of connections in the area. And I bring the lived experience of having ridden pretty much every one of the major cycling routes in the county (for good and for bad).


Lauren Fuhry, Project Manager, Midpen Housing

Why do you want to serve on the SCBC Board? What makes our mission meaningful to you? I want to serve on SCBC’s board because as an avid biker, I’ve greatly benefitted from the many investments Sonoma County and local cities have made in bike infrastructure and am grateful for the work SCBC has done to advocate for those improvements historically. I’m excited by the opportunity to contribute to that advocacy work now and pay it forward to future generations. I’m also excited for a denser, more affordable Sonoma County as the state and our local jurisdictions incentivize more housing construction, and I understand intimately the importance of creating safe, convenient and enjoyable modes of moving around other than being in a car. Biking is my favorite way to get from point A to B, and I hold SCBC’s vision of connected and safe bike networks through our cities and county. SCBC has been a powerful change agent in Sonoma County and I’m excited to contribute that legacy.

Have you ever served on a nonprofit board? What is your relevant background experience? This is my first time serving on a non-profit board, although I work for a non-profit affordable housing developer and interact with our organization’s board and sub-committees on a regular basis. I’m also a local lead for the Santa Rosa YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) chapter and have worked on housing-related advocacy in Sonoma County for the last 2 years. As part of my work developing affordable housing, I frequently attend and present at City Council and public agency meetings throughout Sonoma, Solano and San Francisco Counties.

What skills, resources and connections will you bring to the Board? The skills and resources I bring are passion, dedication and commitment to a long-term vision of greater safety and accessibility of biking infrastructure for all of Sonoma County’s residents. I’ve lived in the North Bay since 2014 and have put down a lot of community roots since then; I am here for the long haul! I understand city processes, public financing and the importance of organized, strategic action in advocacy work. The connections I bring are the local public, private, and volunteer entities I work with in the housing space, the Daily Acts’ Leadership Institute alumni network, and of course, the wonderful personal community I’m lucky to be a part of.


Eric Lofchie, Mental Health Clinical Supervisor, Santa Rosa City Schools

Why do you want to serve on the SCBC Board? What makes our mission meaningful to you? I am excited to serve on the SCBC Board in order to make cycling accessible to more of our community and to share the quality of life aspects associated with cycling in Sonoma County. As a daily bike commuter on the Joe Rodota trail, I know firsthand how important it is to maintain safe and accessible cycling routes, and feel grateful for the vast improvement that bike commuting has brought to my quality of life. I hope to share this gratitude for the role bikes play in my life with our community through service as a SCBC Board member. 

Have you ever served on a nonprofit board? What is your relevant background experience? I have served as a founding board member for Restorative Resources and SOS Community Counseling. These experiences bring a basic understanding of how to connect bylaws and mission with the day-to-day functioning of nonprofits. I also was the Executive Director at SOS and learned how to implement accounting processes and how to restructure the organization for sustainability. Currently, I work as the Director of Mental Health at a local school district and feel strongly that my connections within the educational community will be a valuable way to share my love for bikes and safe access to cycling throughout Sonoma County.

What skills, resources and connections will you bring to the Board? My experience working as a board member, non-profit director, mental health professional, and educator provides a great background to support the mission of SCBC. I have a deep understanding of nonprofit management and accountability and want to work to expand services, events and membership in the Bicycle Coalition. I hope to improve partnerships with local schools and other bike facing agencies and programs throughout Sonoma County.


last updated 01/17/2024