Hello VVCC Members,
Let me introduce myself, having been elected VVCC President by the Board of Directors at the September Annual meeting. I’ve been on the VVCC Board since September, 2014, not long after moving to Sedona; and I’ve held the position of Vice President Since 2017. In addition, I have chaired the Fundraising Committee since 2018. Preserving the unique and rich cycling opportunities in the Verde Valley is a passion of mine. To this end, I also served on the Board of the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund since 2015, where I was also Vice President and chair of the Grants Committee. I completed my Director term on SRRTF in September. This will allow me time to focus on carrying out the VVCC mission and business plan (more on this will follow in subsequent Member newsletters).
At the annual meeting in September, the Board elects the Executive Committee members to one year terms.
The 2022-2023 Executive Committee is:
President - Dan Blaettler
Vice President - Tracy Randall
Secretary - Marty Glinsky
Treasurer - Kevin Adams
One of the things I want to mention is a shift in priorities by the Board. 2022 was a record-setting year as we raised almost $600,000 for trails in the Verde Valley. We also initiated a Five Year Business Plan which places a top priority on events and support for Members. This means that you can expect to see more and enjoyable events and benefits and less emphasis on trails. To this end, the Board also adopted an official VVCC Mission Statement.
VVCC Mission Statement:
The mission of the VVCC is to advocate for Verde Valley cyclists by providing memorable, safe riding experiences while preserving and expanding biking access through partnerships.
Our Mission to provide memorable, safe riding experiences is now the #1 Priority in our Five Year Strategic Business Plan.
The Board will be communicating to you about this commitment over the next year.
Ride safe with fun and passion!