Snohomish County, Wash. – Snohomish City Council Member Tom Merrill was selected by his peers this week to serve as chair of the Community Transit Board of Directors for 2024. Merrill has lived in the city of Snohomish since 2015 and was elected to the city council in 2017. He is now in his second term and was selected as president of the Snohomish City Council this year. He also serves as council liaison to the Public Safety and Economic Development Committees.
Pictured above: CT Board Member Tom Merrill
"I'm privileged to lead the Community Transit board during this exceptional time for transit in Snohomish County,” said Merrill. “People here will experience so many exciting changes this year as Community Transit expands the Swift bus rapid transit network with the opening of Swift Orange Line as well as new connections to Link light rail.”
Stanwood Mayor Sid Roberts was chosen as board vice chair.
Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell was selected as board secretary.
Lake Stevens City Council Member Kim Daughtry was selected as the Community Transit representative for the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board. Arlington City Council Member Jan Schuette will serve as the alternate.
The Community Transit board is comprised of nine elected officials from Snohomish County and the cities and towns within the transit agency’s service district, as well as a labor representative selected by the agency’s bargaining units
2024 Community Transit Board members include:
Board Alternates include:
Pictured above: CT Board 2024- Front row, l to r: Arlington City Council Member Jan Schuette, Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell Back row, l to r: Lake Stevens City Council Member Kim Daughtry, Snohomish City Council Member Tom Merrill, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, Stanwood Mayor Sid Roberts, Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine, Labor Representative Lance Norton
Community Transit provides bus and paratransit service, vanpool, and alternative commute options in Snohomish County, Wash. The agency’s third bus rapid transit line, the Swift Orange Line, begins service on March 30. Community Transit is redesigning its bus network to connect with regional light rail later this year.