BRAC Political Structure
The Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado has been around since 1976, and while it has undergone a few changes, the basic structure has always remained. We are a membership organization. There are two types of members -- Clubs and Individuals. Politically, the ultimate authority in BRAC is the Club Council. Each BRAC club is a member of the club council, with voting strength determined by a combination of their number of members and the participation at events that they clubs promote. Every year there is the annual club council meeting. The club council is charged with the election of the BRAC Board of Directors, approval of the upcoming budget, approval of the schedule of fees, and approval of bylaw changes, if any. Indeed, their most important role is the election of the Board of Directors, as these directors set the course for BRAC and make decisions in between Club Council meetings.
BRAC UPCOMING ELECTION
The 2021 election will take place during the Club Council Meeting on February 4th. The candidates for the election are the following (click on their names to be taken to their campaign statement):
Andy Johnson (incumbent and current president)
Damon Brandt (incumbent and current secretary)
Tobin Behling (new candidate)
Chris McGee (new candidate)
Bill Plock (new candidate)
Larry Potter (new candidate)
We thank all of these candidates for their desire to serve the needs of Colorado cycling.
About the Board
The members of the Board of Directors are elected by the clubs at the annual club council meeting each year. There are ten members of the Board of Directors, each serving two-year terms, with a stagger such that half of the terms are up each year. They fulfill the responsibilities specified below, subject to the control of the Club Council of the Association, and may have other duties as shall from time to time be assigned to them by the President. All individual members are members in good standing of BRAC. The Board makes executive decisions about many different aspects of BRAC operations. The Board also hires staff (Executive Director and Membership Manager). The staff manages the day to day operations of BRAC.
To run for the Board of Directors, a candidate must be nominated by a BRAC club or by five individual BRAC members. This process usually begins in the fall of each year. If you wish to be nominated or to nominate someone, fill out the nomination form with the required signatures and return to the executive director at email@example.com
The President functions as Chairperson of the BRAC Board of Directors and the Club Council. In periods between meetings of the Club Council, the President may interpret the Schedule of Fees, Bylaws, and Constitution, with the consultation of the Board of Directors. The President, along with the Executive Director, is the official spokesperson for the organization. Their duties are include preparing the monthly agenda for the meetings of the Board of Directors, coordinating the racing schedule, developing/revising the annual budget, organizing the club annual meeting, procuring sponsorships, and any other duties as may be assigned. The President works with the Executive Director to ensure efficient functioning of the association.
The Secretary keeps and posts the agendas and minutes of all meetings of the Club Council, the Board of Directors, and any committees.
In the absence of the President, the Vice President has the authority to perform the duties of the President.
The Treasurer, along with the Executive Director, oversees the maintenance of the corporate financial records. The Treasurer monitors the monthly statements prepared by the Executive Director and reviews with the Executive Director and the Association?s accountant the yearly financial report to the Annual Club Council. (S)he oversees the keeping of the Association books and records, which is the physical duty of the Executive Director and insures that all records and accounts are correct. The Treasurer attends all monthly meetings of the Board of Directors and delivers the financial report to the Board.
DIRECTORS AT LARGE
Directors at Large serve as representatives of the membership to the Board of Directors, and are assigned duties by the President or the BRAC Board of Directors.
Current Board Members
The current members of the BRAC Board of Directors are listed below. Click on their names to email them.
Andy Johnson (term expires in February 2021)
Jon Tarkington (term expires in February 2022)
Damon Brandt (term expires in February 2021)
Lynn Taylor (term expires in February 2021)
Directors At Large:
Lance Panigutti (term expires in February 2021)
Melissa Langworthy (term expires in February 2022)
John Haley (term expires in February 2021)
Kim Nordquist (term expires in February 2022)
Joe Lewis (term expires in February 2022)
Glen Winkel (term expires in February 2022)
Technical Committee: Marco Vasquez, Tom Foss, Lynn Taylor, Jim Wong, Yvonne van Gent
Womens Development: TBD
Technology Committee: Damon Brandt, Melissa Langworthy, Jon Tarkington, Joe Lewis