This is a tough one. But here goes.
Advocacy director David Hiller announces resignation
After eight years leading Cascade Bicycle Club’s advocacy work, advocacy director David Hiller announced he is leaving the organization to pursue new opportunities as of Friday, May 13. He shared his news with staff in April.
In 2003, David moved from his role as executive director of the Connecticut Bicycle Coalition to join the Cascade staff. Since then, he developed the organization’s relationship with elected officials, government staff and policy makers at every level of government and has worked tirelessly to advance Cascade’s mission through advocacy and policy work.
David has contributed to many of Cascade’s actions and successes over the years, most notably the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, passage of the Vulnerable User and Complete Streets laws, publishing “Left by the Side of the Road, A Regional Bicycle Network Report,” adoption of Complete Streets ordinances in multiple Puget Sound cities, endorsement and election of many pro-bike candidates, passing the “Bridging the Gap” streets levy, defense of the Burke-Gilman Trail and initiating the T2040 / PSRC lawsuit.
“David’s dedication to improving bicycling policy and infrastructure throughout our region has been unmatched. His departure is, without a doubt, a tremendous loss for Cascade,” executive director Chuck Ayers said. “I am personally grateful for all that David has given to Cascade. We have moved from a fringe group to one that has a respected voice at the table, largely due to David’s determination and hard work over the last eight years.”
“I am grateful and humbled to have played a part in Cascade’s growth and success,” David said. “It was a difficult decision. There is still a lot of work to do, but the organization is positioned to be successful long into the future. I want to extend my thanks to Cascade’s dedicated members, volunteers, staff and board for their strong support of our advocacy work. I’m looking forward to staying involved as a member, volunteer, participant and supporter.”
He added: “Maybe I’ll even ride the STP one day.”
A national search will be launched to fill the position in the coming weeks.