Ever since its inception a few years ago, Mode Shift Omaha has been influenced and guided by Angie Eikenberry. Her deep knowledge of and passion for smart transportation has been the single most important factor in Mode Shift’s success. And now we, all of us, must bid her a fond, temporary adieu.
Dr. Eikenberry, who is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Omaha, was recently awarded a prestigious Fullbright U.S. scholar grant and will spend the next academic year conducting research in the United Kingdom.
Her presence will be greatly missed in Omaha. She has almost single-handedly driven Mode Shift’s activities for the last year; organizing events, sending emails, populating our social media feeds, attending meetings, and just generally being awesome. We all recognize that it will take nearly a dozen of us to maintain the pace that Angie has set.
The wheels go up on July 20. The day before, however, we invite you to stop by an open house at the Omaha Bicycle Company to thank Angie for her herculean efforts and to wish her and her family well in the U.K. Here are the details:
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Omaha Bicycle Company, 6015 Maple Street
What: An open house to honor Angie Eikenberry’s efforts and to wish her well in the UK
We’ll have a few beers on hand and a couple of light snacks.
Hope to see you there!