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Current ECGA members are eligible to vote in person at our Annual Members’ Meeting, or by proxy. How to vote:

  • In person at our Annual Members’ Meeting on November 8th in Charleston, SC.
  • By mail to: ECGA, 5315 Highgate Dr. Suite 105, Durham NC 27713
  • By email to:

Mail or email proxy ballots must be received by November 6, 2014. Please email or call us at 919-797-0619 if you have questions about your membership status or how to vote.

Download the Proxy Ballot Here.

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

Several amendments have been proposed for the ECGA’s Bylaws to address appointment and number of Trustees, and number required for Quorum, among other items. Read a summary of the proposed amendments here. View the Bylaws with the proposed amendments in redline here.

Candidates for Board of Trustees

We have five wonderful candidates for our Board of Trustees. (Read their full bios here.) The nominees are:

Brandon Douglass of New York (new candidate for Trustee) brandon douglass

Brandon is a corporate finance attorney who works for Covenant Review LLC, a financial research firm. Outside of work, Brandon spends a lot of time participating in fitness-oriented challenges such as Spartan races, the Urbanatholon, half marathons, and Savage runs as he enjoy pushing his body as hard as his mind. It is this pursuit of health and his active lifestyle that has led to his desire to join the ECGA’s Board of Trustees. Brandon truly believes that by providing an outlet such as the East Coast Greenway, we can begin to address and combat the obesity crisis that is prevalent in American society today, especially in our youth.

Ellen Johnson of Pennsylvania (new candidate for Trustee)

ej head shot smEllen is a 30 year bicycle industry veteran and cycling advocate. During her career, rather than focusing on high end models for enthusiasts, it has always been her main goal to get more people on bikes by making affordable quality bikes for everyone. Ellen is very excited about the opportunity to join the board of the East Coast Greenway. More and safer places to ride are a huge incentive to growing cycling participation. She looks forward to spreading the ECG message to bicycle dealers, the bicycle industry and their customers and hopes that her business experience, accessibility and ability to identify with consumers will be a valuable asset.

Tom Kaiden of Virginia (new candidate for Trustee) Tom Kaiden photo_sm

Tom is the Chief Operating Officer of the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association (ACVA). Tom is a bike commuter, mediocre recreational cyclist and reformed ex-runner. He is particularly interested in serving on the Board having seen first-hand the transformative economic impact of trails in Vermont (Stowe Recreation Path) and now Virginia (Mount Vernon Trail). He looks forward to bringing his non-profit management and advocacy experience to support ECGA’s mission.  

Anne Maleady of Massachusetts (current Trustee) Anne Maleady in NC

Anne has served on the ECGA’s Board since 2008, and is an active member of the Marketing and Development Committees. She recently retired as REI’s Retail Director for the North East region. Anne is a leader with tested success in building dynamic productive teams and a demonstrated willingness to accept risk and challenge. She also chairs the board of the American Canoe Association and has cycled long-distance in Europe and in the southern United States.

Larry Silver of Pennsylvania (current Trustee) larry silver hiking_sm

Larry joined the ECGA Board in 2011. He is a cycling enthusiast and partner at the law firm of Langsam, Stevens, Silver & Hollaender LLP in Philadelphia, representing both corporate and individual clients on a wide-range of environmental, zoning and land use topics. Larry is an ardent supporter of the ECGA’s mission, and is committed to improving bike access in Philadelphia; he personally takes advantage of existing bike paths in his 20-mile daily, year-round commute to work.

You can read more here about the five candidates for Board of Trustees.