CORBA Annual Members’ Meeting and Election Results

CORBA held it’s Annual Members’ Meeting and elections last night via Zoom. Thank you to all members who attended.

Like everything else this past year, this meeting was not our normal Members’ Meeting where we usually join for a meal and a drink and socialize a bit before conducting our business. But like everything else we’ve done during the past year, we adapted and made it work as best that we could.

Vice President Laura Plummer gave a great recap presentation of CORBA’s activities during the past year, including events and trail work. Even through the pandemic, CORBA had a very productive year. Many volunteers created and maintained a lot of trail, we were able to get many different users out to enjoy the trails through our various events, and we managed to raise a substantial amount of funds for future projects.

We also talked about a number of upcoming projects that we have planned throughout our entire trails system for the upcoming year. A lot of new trail is in the works and it should be very exciting.

We also held elections for a number of board positions. For this election, the positions of President and Treasurer, as well as all of the County Member-At-Large positions, were up for election. Fortunately, we had people willing to take on these various positions once again. However, they were all uncontested in the election (only one person was on the ballot for each position).

Here are the results of the election:

President (2 year term): Steve Wood
Treasurer (2 year term): Becca Holman
Eau Claire County Member-At-Large (1 year term): Bayli Cristorf
Chippewa County Member-At-Large (1 year term): Bill Zimmerman
Dunn County Member-At-Large (1 year term): Jerry Porter
Barron County Member-At-Large (1 year term): Ryan Urban

All of our County Member-At-Large board members are those who are continuing in these positions, being re-elected. CORBA and the trails community are very fortunate to have such dedicated, quality people in these positions. They all do a great job in their respective counties and I am very grateful to have them on the board, knowing that they each have a firm grasp of the issues and projects occurring in the trail systems that they oversee for CORBA.

I want to give a very heartfelt thank you to Chris McDonald, who is the outgoing Treasurer. Chris decided to not run for re-election, but I am confident he will remain a big part of the trails community. Chris has been involved in CORBA and the trails for many years, a constant and consistent volunteer in just about every event and trail project that I can think of, as well as putting in a massive amount of individual hours in trail maintenance and winter grooming. Thank you, Chris!

I’d also like to welcome our newest member on the board, Becca Holman. Becca has been elected our new Treasurer, and comes to us with great financial skills and experience, being a CPA with a major accounting firm. Becca has also been very involved with the trails community for many years, enthusiastically volunteering at most events and trail work days. CORBA is very fortunate to have Becca on board! Thank you, Becca!

Lastly, thank you to all of the members of CORBA who have put their faith in me to lead another term as President. We have a lot of exciting things in the works, including new and expanding events and new and expanding trails, and I hope you will join me in making sure they all get done!

Steve Wood
President, CORBA