The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and Valley Metro Rail boards of directors have elected officers for the fiscal year 2020 term, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
The boards help guide the agencies by providing transportation leadership to best serve the region and its communities. The audit and finance subcommittee was formed after passage of Proposition 400 to provide policy oversight of the expanded financial activities.
Among those elected to the Valley Metro Audit and Finance Subcommittee was Goodyear Vice Mayor Bill Stipp. Stipp also serves on the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation (RPTA) board.
Audit and Finance Subcommittee members include Glendale Councilwoman Lauren Tolmachoff, Mesa City Councilman Francisco Heredia, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Tempe City Councilwoman Robin Arredondo-Savage.
The Valley Metro RPTA board officers are Chairman/Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Vice Chairwoman Gallego and Treasurer/Peoria Councilman Jon Edwards.
Valley Metro RPTA provides coordinated, multi-modal transit options to Valley residents. With a core mission of connecting communities and enhancing lives, Valley Metro plans, develops and operates regional bus service and alternative transportation programs for commuters, seniors and people with disabilities. The board is comprised of elected officials from 17 cities or towns and Maricopa County.
Valley Metro Rail plans, constructs, operates and maintains light rail and high-capacity systems in the greater Phoenix area. The board is comprised of elected officials from four member cities who provide policy direction for rail service.