CCATD Advisory Committee

October 25, 2018

On January 6, 2020, the CCATD Board of Directors established the CCATD Advisory Committee through the passage of Resolution 2020-4.  The CCATD Advisory Committee makes recommendations on the administration of the Special Transportation Fund (STF), the the Federal Transit Administration’s Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities – Section 5310, and the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF).

On January 13, 2020, the CCATD Board Meeting the Directors established the bylaws for the Advisory Committee through the passage of Resolution 2020-19 and adopted the STIF Plan for 2019-21 through the passage of Resolution of 2020-20 both of which were recommended actions made by the Advisory Committee.

The State Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) program was passed by the Oregon legislature in 2017. The STIF funds provide a new dedicated source of funding to expand public transportation to access jobs, improve mobility, relieve congestion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions around Oregon. Coos County Area Transportation District (CCATD) is the qualified entity in Coos County who has been designated by the Legislature to develop the County’s STIF plan. The CCATD Board of Directors must work with the Advisory Committee to select the projects that will make up CCATD’s Biennial STIF Plan. CCATD is expected to receive over $1.7M in STIF funding for transit projects between July 2021 and June 2023.

STIF Plan 2019-2021
Approved STIF Plan Projects 2021-2023

The State of Oregon’s Special Transportation Fund (STF) and the Federal Transit Administration’s Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities – Section 5310 in Hood River County typically received about $296K in STF formula funds and about $498k in 5310 funds each biennium.  The Advisory Committee will advise the Transportation District on on the priorities of how these funds should be invested to address the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities and elderly Coos County citizens, to encourage and promote services that meet those needs, and to advocate for a range of transportation services.

The Advisory Committee has a minimum of five (5) members to a maximum of fourteen (14) members to represent Coos County. Each member is appointed for a period of two (2) years. The Advisory Committee consists of; users of transportation services for elderly or disabled, providers of transportation services for elderly or disabled, elderly or disabled persons who live in Coos County, and a representative of elderly or disabled persons. The Advisory Committee meets at minimum twice a year and the members are encouraged to attend the CCATD Board of Directors meetings.  To be considered for an appointment to the Advisory Committee, individuals may download this application and mailed to the CCATD Board of Directors, Coos County Area Transportation District, 2810 Ocean Blvd, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420.

Public meeting notices and meeting minutes of CCATD Advisory Committee meetings are located on the public notice page of the website.

The following individuals have been appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee:

NameOrganizationMember CategoryTerm Expiration
Genavieve SharkeySouthwestern Community CollegeRepresentative of Low‐income individuals and Educational institutionsJan. 6, 2022
Diane JohnsonStar of Hope Representative of a local service provider to low‐income and persons with disabilities.Jan. 6, 2022
Gabriella ColtonYouth EraRepresentative of a local service provider to youth, low‐income and persons with disabilities residing in the county who are transit users and dependent upon transit for accomplishing daily activities.Jan. 6, 2022
Selena KellyCoquille TribeRepresentative of Elderly and Persons with disabilities who are transit users, as well as, employers and non‐profit entities that provide public transportation services.Jan. 6, 2022
Mike MarchantOregon Department of Human ServicesRepresentative of local government, social equity advocate and a service provider to seniors, people with disabilities, low-income individuals.Jan. 13, 2022
Mike ClaassenCoos County Friends of Public HealthSenior user of transit services and advocate of social equity, environment, bicycle and pedestrian, people with limited English proficiency and economic growth.Jan. 13, 2022
Liz StephensSouth Coast Business Employment Corp.Representative of a local service provider to seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals who are both users and users depend upon transit for daily
activities.
Jan. 13, 2022
Shelley MasonSouthwestern Oregon Community Collegerepresentative of education, employers, social service providers and transit users. She is also a social equity advocate and a service provider to people with disabilities and low-income individuals.February 20, 2022
VacanciesSix (6) PositionsOpen