Jim McKeon, owner and driver of the 1/7 scale Maverick, has been appointed to fill a vacancy left on the ERCU Board of Directors when Robbie Roberts stepped aside.
McKeon will fill either the inspector or at large role as he serves out the final year of Roberts’ term. The position will be up for election at the end of the 2022 racing season.
“We are all more than excited to have Jim join the Board of Directors,” said Chair Nelson Holmberg. “Jim’s not only a really great guy who has service to the club in his heart, but he’s also a great fit with the current board. He’ll also be able to fairly represent the voice of 1/7 scale at the board table, and that’s important to us as we bring the new division aboard permanently.”
McKeon will start his position effective immediately, and will serve through October 31, 2022. He will, of course, have the option to run for election to the board in the 2022 elections as well.
“I am happy Jim's joining the board,” said Board Secretary Rick Evans, who made the motion to appoint McKeon.
Holmberg also thanked Roberts for his work on the club board over the last five years.
“My hat is off to Robbie,” Holmberg said. “Here's a guy who loves ERCU and is more than happy to do what he can to help the club. For the last five years, he served as technical inspector, and in the last year filled both inspector roles. I already can't wait to go bench racing with Robbie again as the offseason continues, and throughout next season as well. Robbie is one of my favorite people on the planet.”