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Martin Munguia, Corporate Communications Manager
“I appreciate the great work Mayor Nehring has done in leading our board as we launched a major service expansion,” said Community Transit CEO Emmett Heath. “I look forward to working closely with Councilmember Wright as we continue to bring new transit service to Snohomish County as part of the solution to regional traffic congestion.”
Lynnwood City Councilmember Rev. M. Christopher Boyer was introduced as a board alternate representing large cities. Boyer was initially appointed to the Lynnwood City Council in December of 2012 and was elected to the position in 2013. Boyer became pastor of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Lynnwood in 2005, following a 27-year theater career as an actor, director, technician, administrator and educator.
The Community Transit Board of Directors 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 represent small, medium and large cities, by population, except for the two 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)
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.