Burnaby, BC, September 24, 2020 – Cycling BC is pleased to announce that its board of directors have elected Matt Usborne as the new board chair. Usborne who has served as a director at large on the Cycling BC board for the past two years was recently re-elected to another three-year term at the 2020 Annual General Meeting on September 15th. He succeeds outgoing chair, Willa Kriebel, who has served on the board since 2016 and as board chair since 2018. Willa will continue to serve on the board for one year as past chair to help facilitate the transition of leadership before retiring from the board.
In addition, the Cycling BC board of directors elected Andrea Wooles as the new board vice chair, Taylor Little as the new board treasurer, and Parker Bloom as the new board secretary.
“It has been an honour to serve as Cycling BC’s board chair for the past couple of years and I thank my fellow board members for giving me the opportunity.”, said Kriebel. “After serving on the board with Matt over the past couple of years, I am confident that the board will continue to make a positive impact under his leadership.”
“I am proud to take on the role of board chair and I look forward to working collaboratively with the other board members who all share a passion for our sport.” said Usborne. “This is a board with a wide range of skills and experiences which will be helpful in governing this organization effectively. I want to thank them for their commitment to the organization.”
“I would like to congratulate the newly-elected Cycling BC officers and Matt Usborne as our new chair. A huge thank you to Willa Kriebel for her leadership as board chair.” says Erin Waugh, Executive Director of Cycling BC. “With the support of our board and dedicated staff, Cycling BC will continue to build on the work we have done to grow the sport in our province and find new innovative ways to deliver value to our community of members.”
About Cycling BC
Cycling BC is the governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia representing the full range of cycling disciplines including Road, Track, Cyclo-cross, Mountain Biking, BMX and Para-cycling. Cycling BC is responsible for licensing riders, coaches, officials, race organizers, and sanctioning over 200 cycling events annually. Cycling BC trains coaches & officials, delivers youth cycling programs in schools, and provides athletes with development opportunities to race nationally through high performance athlete development programs. Cycling BC is a not-for-profit association registered under the BC Societies Act and affiliated with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) through our membership in Cycling Canada.
For more information on Cycling BC, visit www.cyclingbc.net