TriCities Committee Priorities For 2022
The following Action Plan consists of three committee priorities, listed in no particular order of importance. Each priority includes a “Summary” section that describes what it is and why it’s important. Each priority also has a “Measuring completion” section that describes what we consider completion of that priority for the year, and appoints a point person.
Improve our relationships with municipalities and decision-makers
HUB’s local committees have the potential to build positive and meaningful relationships with local governments, as well as other decision-makers such as Metro Parks and developers. It’s an easier job for us to handle these details locally than it would be for someone from Vancouver who has to to cover the entire GVA at once. Let’s make sure we are making use of this potential.
- Maintain relationships with municipalities and other local decision-makers.
- Municipalities: Have a committee meeting with representatives of PoCo, Port Moody and Coquitlam staff in 2022.
- Other: Have a committee meeting with representatives of MOTI and Metro in 2022.
- Villages: Have email correspondence with Belcarra and Anmore representatives (or a committee meeting if possible).
- Keep apprised of ongoing development in municipalities.
PoCo lead: Colin Coquitlam lead: Vince Port Moody lead: Andrew BeAn lead: Colleen
- Goal: For each of our Top Ten Gaps, write one letter OR do one meeting OR get one article published
Improve committee focus and efficiency
As a committee, we have lots of energy and ideas. It keeps us all going if we can see that translate into visible change. Let’s try to structure our our activity so that our efforts have maximum results.
- Set up meeting structure to bolster our collective “long-term memory”. The end goal is to be good not only at getting through a meeting agenda in a focused way, but also at keeping track of longer-term work items.
- Read mission statement at the beginning and end of every meeting.
- Review Top Ten gaps at the beginning of every meeting.
- Review Action Plan priorities at the beginning of every meeting.
- Clearly keep track of what Action Plan priorities to do “this month”.
- All meeting agendas should have links to our Gap List and Action Plan.
- Ensure that new members/ first-timers get a link to the wiki page that includes easy access to our Gap List and Action Plan.
Improve integration of our committee with the community
We can multiply our effectiveness as advocates by working with people in the community who resonate with our message. Let’s try and improve our visibility within the wider community, including both enthusiasts (commuters, racers, tourers, randonneurs), and the far bigger population of “not particularly bikey, but interested” people out there who are the focus of HUB’s mission to get more people cycling more often.
- Let’s use TriCity Fix to keep track of citizens’ cycling concerns. Point person: Dragana
- Let's continue to use Mailchimp metrics to keep track of our reach.
- Let’s try to get ourselves and our perspectives as cycling advocates into the Tri-City News and other local media. Point person: Colleen
- Caution! Let’s be careful not to duplicate or sabotage existing efforts.
- Let’s maintain a presence at community events such as the Port Moody Community Fair and the Port Coquitlam Rivers and Trails Festival as they come back on-line.
- Let's look at whether we can update our booth swag and activities. Is there something we can add to increase the engagement and impact of our booths at community fairs?
- Let’s continue reaching out to local organizations and see whether representatives are interested in helping with citizen advocacy efforts and/ or coming to a meeting. Examples:
- Tri-Cities Cycling
- Force of Nature