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We’re Hiring a Membership & Volunteer Coordinator

14 Jan

download.pngExciting news! We are currently taking applications for a spot on our team! The Membership and Volunteer Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting Mode Shift programs and projects. This individual assists with member and volunteer recruitment and retention, communicates with community partners, donors, and board members, and so much more! Check out the job description for more info. We will begin reviewing applications February 10th.

New Leadership at Mode Shift

8 Jan

We are super excited to welcome Kevin Flatowicz-Farmer as our new Board Chair. Kevin was one of the founding members of Mode Shift in 2011 and joined the board in 2016. We’re glad to have him expanding his role within the organization and joining the executive committee.

Sarah Johnson remains Vice Chair; Chris Behr, Secretary; and Madeline Brush, Treasurer. Angie Eikenberry will continue to serve on the board.

Mode Shift’s 2017 Year in Review

6 Jan

This past year has been one of our busiest and most effective yet in helping and partnering with our members and others to create a city where anybody can safely and efficiently walk, cycle, take public transit, or choose other sustainable and less costly modes of transportation; and have a say, through democratic and transparent processes, in how the city and streets are designed and funded.

Here are some of the highlights:

Produced an informative blog series on our year-long assessment of Omaha’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), receiving good press on our analysis. We’re also pleased to see the City has started to make some improvements to the CIP reporting, but there is still work to do on what information is provided, how citizens are engaged in the process, and where and how transportation funding is being spent in the city.

As part of our Safe Crossings Program, helped bring attention to and get safety improvements at key intersections, including 72 and Dodge and 52 and Radial Highway (check out our video analysis of the intersection here). We also supported neighborhood groups mobilizing to save crossing signals, in particular near Dundee Elementary.

Inspired a good deal of discussion and debate about transportation-related issues in the Omaha Mayoral and City Council races. We asked candidates to answer a questionnaire, and mayoral candidates Heath Mello and Jean Stothert attended member meetings. Vision Zero was a key part of the discussion and we’re happy to see Mayor Stothert’s support for a Vision Zero

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