What is The Board?
The Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association (SWMMBA) operates to accomplish our mission statement. The Board of Directors is the executive body which interprets our mission, applies that interpretation to executing the mission, and strategically plans future actions to accomplish our mission. Our Board is not paid in any way (other than smiles), they are all volunteers. Essentially, these are your elected representatives, their job is to best accomplish our mission for our members. There are a maximum of 12 Board Seats, the SWMMBA Board has traditionally operated with between 8 and 12 members. Board Members are not compensated in any way for their work.
What’s Involved With Serving On The Board?
The level of dedication to our mission is impressive when it comes to the Board of Directors. The average number of hours volunteered in 2018 was 15 hours per week per board member. In one week, during a larger fundraising drive, board members volunteered a total in excess of 200 hours. On top of volunteering at events and completing assignments, board members attend a minimum of one board meeting and two committee meetings each month.
Additionally, board members receive training in various software platforms we use to better serve our mission. Board members each have an official SWMMBA email address and access to our internal Slack group where the majority of internal communication occurs. Some board members are in charge of delegating work to committees, managing volunteers, interacting with contractors, or even collaborating with land managers. Our board has set roles for most directors, each have goals and responsibilities to keep the organization moving forward.
If you see them around, thank them for their work!