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Volunteer of the Month for February 2019-Rie Sisaki

Elza Guissou (Graduate of Earn-a-Bike Program) & Rie Sisaki

Rie Sasaki’s love of biking and exercise led her to the Bike Co-op, a program of Parks and Recreation, in January 2018.  Rie provides instruction and leadership for the city’s Earn a Bike program.  Rie was nominated by Benedict Nagy.  Nagy writes, “She serves as a mentor to our teen participants that sometimes come from an underprivileged background and she encourages participation in the program by female and minority students, because she can relate to these students in ways other instructors can’t.”

Rie is a professor at Columbia College and president of COMO Trail Association (COMOTA), a non-profit advocacy group for off-road trails in Columbia. Rie also volunteers with COMO ... Read More