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 was Goodyear Vice Mayor Bill Stipp to the Valley Metro Rail Board, along with Chairwoman/Tempe City Councilwoman Robin Arredondo-Savage; and Vice Chairman/Mesa Councilman Francisco Heredia.
The Valley Metro RPTA Board Officers are Chairman/Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke; Vice Chairman/Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and Treasurer/Peoria Councilman Jon Edwards.
The Audit and Finance Subcommittee members are Glendale Councilwoman Lauren Tolmachoff, Mesa City Councilman Francisco Heredia, Gallego and Arredondo-Savage.
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.