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.
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. The Director nomination form may be found here.
The election for the Board of Directors will take place at the 2020 Club Council meeting, which is tentatively set for February 1st, 2020. We have several new candidates and two incumbents vying for positions on the board. To see the candidates and their philosophies, please go to our election page.
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.
Michael McGuinn (term expiring and seeking re-election)
Andy Johnson (term expires in 2021)
Damon Brandt (term expires in 2021)
Karan Tourian (term expiring and not seeking re-election)
Directors At Large:
Lance Panigutti (term expires in 2021)
Jessica McWhirt (term expiring and not seeking re-election)
John Haley (term expires in 2021)
Melissa Barker (term expiring and not seeking re-election)
Lynn Taylor (term expires in 2021)
Audrey Kilness (term expiring and not seeking re-election)
Technical Committee: Marco Vasquez, Tom Foss, Mike McGuinn, Lynn Taylor, Jim Wong, Yvonne van Gent
Womens Development: Audrey Kilness, Jessica McWhirt, Karen Tourian