Amy Severson: “We continue to grow and I’m a part of it!”
Amy Severson has served on the Modo board of directors since 2013. We asked her to share her motivations for volunteering her time and energy to the board.
Amy with her #Modo8k medal – way to go!
I joined Modo in 2005, and it’s been with me through job changes, relationship changes and three different homes.
We’ve been to Manning Park, Nicola Lake, Cypress, Seymour, the Cultch and the “big” Donald’s Market at Nanaimo and Hastings. I’ve booked a variety of vehicles (including zippy red cars that demand rolled down windows) – it’s meant freedom and choice to me.
In 2012, I went to my first Modo AGM. I was impressed by the commitment the board and staff showed, and the board’s willingness to volunteer their time and experience.
In 2013, I ran for Board of Directors because I was increasingly and explicitly committed to this multi-modal way of living, and I’d built up experience I thought would make me a productive member. I wanted to learn from the Board and contribute more to this community.
I was proud to be elected, and I’ve enjoyed representing Modo at events, being part of strategic planning, and recently, seeing some of these ideas be implemented.
I believe Modo can be a household name and should be the go-to carshare in Vancouver (and, soon, Victoria). Modo showcases how commitment to co-op principles can be synonymous with growth and strength. We have strong roots, continue to grow, and I’m a part of it!
I would encourage anyone to run for the Board if they are interested: the time commitment is manageable, there are excellent people on the board and on staff, and this is an organization that seeks committed, passionate people.
At Modo’s 2016 Annual General Meeting, there will be five positions up for election. Nominations are now open.