My name is Gerik Kransky and today I joined BTA staff as Advocacy Campaign Manager. I am thrilled to work to create more livable and healthy communities through cycling and I hope to meet many of you, BTA blog readers, in the coming days and weeks.
As an advocate and organizer over the last ten years I have focused on winning environmental, public health, and livability campaigns in the legislature and at the ballot box. At 1000 Friends of Oregon I worked to keep urban sprawl out of our family farms and forests. At SOLV I engaged thousands of volunteers as they kept Oregon’s beaches clean.
As a volunteer and current Executive Committee member at the Oregon Chapter Sierra Club I have fought to keep large scale industrial polluters from dumping toxic chemicals into our rivers and to move Oregon beyond coal fired power. With The Bus Project, I am volunteering to help put together a fantastic conference for people-powered politics, Rebooting Democracy.
In my role at the BTA I will be working with many of you to promote bicycle planning, funding, and safety throughout the Portland Metro region. I am a life-long cyclist, first in the mountains and now as a daily commuter, but I have a lot to learn from you about the challenges we face and priorities we share.
For now I am focused on the Portland Bicycle Plan for 2030 and an important rally this Thursday. Going forward, please drop me a line at 503-226-0676 x11 or firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what’s important to you and how you think we can help.