TriCities Committee Priorities For 2023
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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.
Check our progress here https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SB3MTrJQQcBrneVl-iuJ4CFNE1vRoeTbEXvrUr_OoLM/edit?usp=sharing
Improve our relationships with local governments and decision-makers
HUB’s local committees have the potential to build positive and meaningful relationships with representatives for First Nations, municipal, provincial, and federal governments. We also have the opportunity to build on and improve our relationships with other local decision-makers such as Metro Parks, BC Housing and developers. It is easier for local committees to manage these details, allowing the Vancouver committee to focus on their community and not the entire Greater Vancouver Area. Let’s make sure we are making use of this potential.
- Improve relationships with local First Nations groups, municipalities, provincial and federal government contacts, and other local decision-makers.
- First Nations: Let's have a committee meeting with a representative from Kwikwetlem First Nation in 2023.
- Municipalities: Have a committee meeting with representatives of PoCo, Port Moody and Coquitlam staff or government in 2023.
- Other: Have a committee meeting with representatives of MOTI and Metro in 2023.
- Villages: Have email correspondence with Belcarra and Anmore representatives (or a committee meeting if possible).
- Keep apprised of ongoing development in municipalities.
PoCo lead: Kathryn 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 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 of every meeting.
- Review Top Ten gaps at the beginning of every meeting.
- Review Action Plan priorities at the beginning of every meeting.
- Let's set aside a few minutes in every meeting to decide what Action Plan priorities to do “next 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 local farmers' markets and the Port Coquitlam Rivers and Trails Festival.
- 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