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.
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)
Medium Cities (25,000-35,000 population)
Small Cities (15,000 population and under)
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.