Community Transit Board Selects Officers

Feb 4, 2016

Snohomish County, Wash. – Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring was selected as the new Chair of the Community Transit Board of Directors. Snohomish County Council member Stephanie Wright was named Vice Chair and Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley was named Secretary by their peers on the transit board.

The board is comprised of nine elected officials from Snohomish County and the cities within the transit agency’s service district, as well as a labor representative selected by the agency’s bargaining units.There are five alternate board members. The board approves the budget and sets policy direction for the agency.

Board members

Last month, two new board members were selected at a meeting ofrepresentatives from Community Transit’s member cities and the Snohomish County Council. Board members are selected by their home city population groupings, except for the county council representatives.  

Community Transit’s Board members and alternates are:

Large Cities (35,000 population and above)

  • Dave Earling, Edmonds Mayor
  • John Nehring, Marysville Mayor, Board Chair
  • George Hurst, Lynnwood City Council member, Board alternateMarysville Mayor Jon Nehring was selected as the new Chair of the Community Transit Board of Directors

Medium Cities (25,000-35,000 population)

  • Jennifer Gregerson, Mukilteo Mayor
  • Jan Schuette, Arlington City Council member
  • Mike Todd, Mill Creek City Council member
  • Patsy Cudaback, Monroe City Council member, Board alternate
  • Jerry Smith, Mountlake Terrace Mayor, Board alternate

Small Cities (15,000 population and under)

  • Tom Hamilton, Snohomish City Council member
  • Leonard Kelley, Stanwood Mayor, Board Secretary
  • Joe Neigel, Sultan City Council member, Board alternate

Snohomish County

  • Terry Ryan, Council member
  • Stephanie Wright, Council member, Board Vice Chair
  • Alternate not selected

Labor Representative

  • Lance Norton

The board will make decisions on how Community Transit’s service will be expanded following the passage of Proposition 1 last fall. That measure increased sales tax by three-tenths of a percent in the agency’s service district to fund expanded transit service. A proposal for the first phase of expansion will be made public at the March 3 board meeting.