Josh Wilson Named New NYBC Executive Director
The New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC) Board of Directors is excited to report that after an intense search process, Josh Wilson from Saranac Lake, New York, has been selected to lead the organization as its Executive Director. Josh will assume his new role on April 16, 2013.
Prior to joining the team at NYBC, Josh worked with a public health non-profit to build the capacity of local and regional coalitions to advocate for safe and accessible biking and walking opportunities in North Country communities. He has helped to found and lead several regional non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, trails, and outdoor recreation, and is a published photographer and writer. Josh is an active steering committee member of the Barkeater Trails Alliance, a regional mountain bike initiative which has successfully advocated for and built miles of multi-use trails in the Adirondack High Peaks region, and he also serves his community as a member of a local transportation and recreation advisory board. Josh stays active in all seasons by mountain biking, back country snowboarding, climbing, paddling and sometimes road biking, though he has an aversion to Lycra. Upon learning of his appointment, Josh offered the following:
“I am both honored and thrilled to be taking the helm as New York Bicycling Coalition’s new Executive Director. Bicycling and walking mean many things to many people, but what unifies all of us is the simple fact that these modes of travel create a myriad of opportunities that can bring tremendous benefits to individuals young and old, communities large and small, and New York State as a whole. I look forward to representing and promoting the interests of bicyclists and pedestrians across the Empire State, and to building meaningful partnerships with advocates, organizations, businesses and government to make New York a more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly state.”
Josh, who holds a B.S. in Natural Resources Management & Policy from Paul Smith’s College, currently resides in Saranac Lake with his wife, step-daughter, and two Labrador retrievers.