WABA is pleased to announce the hiring of Alex Baca as our new Communications Coordinator. This is a new position at WABA, and a necessary one to better engage our members and the cycling community in the advocacy and outreach work that is our mission.
The creation of this position is part of a larger organizational effort to dedicate additional staff time to direct advocacy and grassroots outreach region-wide. As bicycling grows throughout the region, WABA staff dedicate a larger percentage of our days doing the work of expanding bicycling and working for safer streets and therefore have less time to thoughtfully communicate our work and our efforts to a variety of necessary audiences, from our members to the potential funders whose support we need to make our organization and efforts sustainable.
We have long been familiar with Alex as a WABA member and an intelligent voice on cycling-related issues in the region, and we are delighted that she has agreed to join our team and use that voice to help tell our story and bring better bicycling to the Washington area. Alex comes to us from the Washington City Paper where she has served as Assistant Editor.
(Alex will begin her work with WABA in December, but I encourage those interested in her prior work on bicycling issues to read this article.)