Daughtry, Neigel Join Community Transit Board

Jan 18, 2018

Snohomish County cities choose their representatives to transit board

Snohomish County, Wash. – Lake Stevens City Council member Kim Daughtry and Sultan City Council member Joe Neigel were selected to join the Community Transit Board of Directors for the next two years.

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. Everett has its own transit agency and is not within Community Transit’s district.

New members

Joe NeigelKim Daughtry 2018

The Community Transit board is chosen every two years at a special meeting of elected representatives from Community Transit’s member cities and the Snohomish County Council. 

Daughtry and Neigel were selected by a vote of their elected official peers.

Members who were re-elected to the board include Arlington City Council member Jan Schuette, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, Mill Creek Council member Mike Todd and Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley. Snohomish County Council members Terry Ryan and Stephanie Wright were also chosen to return to the board.

Lance Norton remains the board’s non-voting labor representative.

Board alternates were chosen as well: Granite Falls City Council member 

Bruce Straughn, Lynnwood City Council member George Hurst, Monroe Mayor Geoffrey Thomas, Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and Snohomish County Council member Nate Nehring.

The new board will elect officers at its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Board composition

The Community Transit Board is comprised of two representatives from the Snohomish County Council; two representatives from large cities with more than 35,000 residents; three representatives from medium-sized cities with 15,000 to 35,000 residents; and two from small cities with fewer than 15,000 residents.

Earling and Jon Nehring represent the large cities and Hurst is the alternate. Daughtry, Schuette and Todd represent the medium cities, with Gregerson and Thomas as the alternates. Kelley and Neigel represent the small cities and Straughn is the alternate. Ryan and Wright represent Snohomish County and Nate Nehring is the alternate.

Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99 and the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field coming in 2019.