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Don't Forget To Vote In The BRC Board Of Director's Election!

October 15, 2012 4:07 PM
Vote for your candidate TODAY!

Vote for your candidate TODAY!

UPDATE! Voting for the 2012 BRC Board of Directors Election has ended. To view the results of the election, click here or visit: http://archive.sharetrails.org/news/2012/10/29/2012-board-director-election-results.


The staff of the BlueRibbon Coalition would like to remind all members to take part in the 2012 Board of Directors Election and vote for their favorite candidates! There are five excellent candidates running for the four available seats. These candidates are: Chad Booth, Kevin Carey, Danny Hale, Joni Mogstad and Dan Thomas. More information on these candidates is available below this announcement.

Final voting will be conducted, and the election results tabulated, at the 2012 BRC General Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The General Meeting will run co-current with the BRC Board Meeting at the time and place listed below:

BRC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Saturday, October 27 (4:30 to 6:00 PM)
Las Vegas Hilton Conference Rooms 2 & 3
3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV

If you are a member in good standing, but will be unable to attend the meeting, we ask that you still take part by submitting your vote online, or by sending in an absentee ballot by mail. All mailed-in ballots must be postmarked no later than October 19th, and all online voting will end October 25th. Please give these wonderful candidates the respect they deserve by submitting or sending in your vote today!

If you do plan on attending the meeting, please RSVP your intentions to the BRC Membership office so that we have an idea of how many visitors to prepare for (1-800-258-3742 ext. 105, or brmem@sharetrails.org). The membership office can also be contacted for any questions regarding the Fall General Membership Meeting or the BRC Board Elections.

Below are the candidates up for election...

For re-election to the BRC Board of Directors


JONI MOGSTADPat Harris
  • Affilitations: Oregon State Snowmobile Association, Walker Rim Riders Snowmobile Club, Oregon Lands Coalition, Oregon Recreation Coalition, Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Committee.
  • Recreational Interests: Snowmobiling, fishing, adventure travel.
  • Home State: Oregon
  • Favorite Trail/Area: Trails and Coastal rivers in Oregon.  I've enjoyed snowmobiling in several western states and hope to expand my horizons.
  • How You Got Involved In BRC: Joani DuFord enlisted my help with the annual conference when it was held in Portland, Oregon about 20 years ago.
  • Comments/Goals For BRC: Through the last 20 years, I've helped BlueRibbon grow from a fledgling Western states organization to a Nationally recognized force in the recreational access arena. I've done that by helping others stay focused on fiscal responsibility and professionalism and by offering my experience in these areas whenever the opportunity presents itself. I served as the organizations Treasurer for several years and have led the organization as President through the last two years of economic recession. My goals for the BlueRibbon Coalition's future are to resume ordered growth, maintain a sound financial base, remember our mission, fight for access and attend to the needs of our members. An ability to put a BlueRibbon presence on the ground in areas where members are not prepared or unable to respond to local threats is a long term goal. I want BRC to expand our presence on the ground geographically, in the boardroom and in the courtroom.  I have a lot of confidence in the board members with whom I serve and I believe by serving another term, I can assure the above goals are institutionalized.

Introducing Four New Candidates for the BRC Board of Directors


CHAD BOOTHPat Harris
  • In his own words...
  • I have been active in land use issues in the west since the year 2000, and aware of the land access issues since the passage of FLPMA in 1976. I now feel that it is time for me to lend my talents and resources to help secure and protect access to public lands in the west. I have served on various boards and committees such as the Multiple Access and Conservation Coalition, Take Back Utah movement and have produced several television news stories about access including a 1 hour and a half hour documentary revealing the true nature of wilderness designations.   

    I believe with my knowledge and background of non-profit groups, land access and media that I can bring a great deal to the table as a board member of BRC. I am willing to serve and hope for your vote.

    Chad Booth
    (view resume)

KEVIN CAREYPat Harris
  • In his own words...
  • I have been an off-road enthusiast for almost 20 Years. I was the President of the Pirates of the Rubicon 4x4 Club for 4 Yrs. Founding Director on the Rubicon Trail Foundation, Original member of the Friends of the Rubicon, Rock-crawling Champion, Kings of the Hammers Competitor, Staff member at Pirate4x4.com & JKowners.com covering events and technical review of products and promotions across the off-road industry. I have been the Co-Director of the Wheelers for the Wounded Event for the West coast for 5 years. This is an excellent event for our Veterans!

    I am also owner of Method Motorsports that specializes in assisting people plan, build and visualize 4x4's from mild to wild. We specialize with builds on Jeep JK and Toyota 4x4's.

    In my professional life I am a Project Manager/ Security Specialist for a private firm based out of Maryland. I currently live in Folsom Ca. I have an 11 year old daughter who loves wheeling and fishing! I want to be a member of the BlueRibbon Coalition board of directors because I can use my experience and involvement to help BRC achieve its goals and objectives.

  • Kevin Carey
    Method Motorsports
    www.methodmotorsports.net
DANNY HALEPat Harris
  • In his own words...
  • I am interested in serving on the BlueRibbon Coalition Board because I believe I can bring a unique and helpful perspective to preserving and implementing off-highway vehicle motorized recreational opportunities.  

    Vermont is only one of three states across the country that has never allowed managed motorized recreation on public lands.  As the Executive Director of the Vermont All-Terrain Vehicles Sportsman's Association (VASA), and a lifelong motorized advocate, I was directly involved recently in implementing a trail program. The program started with the initial contacts with landowners and regulators through the local, state and federal regulatory processes, and ultimately with approval from the state legislature.  We are now in the process of implementing three motorized trail connectors across state lands for the first time.  

    I feel that my experience and knowledge gained through this process, and my dedication to managed motorized recreation, will be a benefit for the BRC Board and Off Highway Vehicle recreation as a whole across the country.

    Danny Hale
    Executive Director, VASA
    www.vtvasa.org

DAN THOMASPat Harris
  • In his own words...
  • I am interested in being a BlueRibbon Coalition board member so I can have a more direct involvement in fund-raising and membership drives that protect our recreational access. I feel like I can leverage the resources I have at my company, Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, to create innovative campaigns for improved response rates when contacting the members of BlueRibbon Coalition.

    Dan Thomas
    Rocky Mountain ATV/MC
    www.rockymountainatvmc.com

If you are a BRC member in good standing, please take a moment to vote in the 2011 Board Election!

To vote online, CLICK HERE.

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The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation, and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, BRC is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education, and collaboration among recreationists. 1-800-BLUERIB - http://archive.sharetrails.org.

 
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