Effective June 10, 2014, Dennis Murphy has tendered his resignation as the president of the MMBA. His extensive international travel responsibilities at work and desire to achieve other personal and biking goals lead to his decision.
Dennis has been a fixture in the Michigan mountain biking community for over 15 years. This was his second consecutive term as president. On behalf of the MMBA board of directors, its members and the entire Michigan mountain biking community, I thank him for his service to the MMBA as president for the past one and a half years. Dennis will continue to serve the MMBA as chair of the Hall of Fame, assist in the Championship Point Series and continue to advocate for mountain biking. The presidency will stay vacated until such time as a new president has been identified.
According to the MMBA by-laws, dated September 7, 2011 in article 7, Section 7.3 Vice Presidents: The vice presidents, if any, shall have the power to perform duties that may be assigned by the president or the Board. If the president is absent or unable to perform his or her duties, the vice presidents, in the order of their seniority, shall perform the duties of the president, until the Board directs otherwise. The vice president shall perform all duties incident to the office.
As the current vice-president, I will uphold these bylaws provisions until the presidency has been filled. The MMBA board of directors will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the association. This is an opportunity for the leaders of the MMBA and Chapter Members to join together and reflect upon where we have been, set some goals to achieve in the future and set a coarse to advocate for mountain biking at a state level. The MMBA board will be working to convene a strategic planning session to be held late summer/early fall. Feel free to contact me directly with any comments or suggestions at: (517) 203-9180 or firstname.lastname@example.org