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Board of Directors 

Who Governs Intercity Transit?

Intercity Transit is governed by an nine-member Board of Directors, the Intercity Transit Authority. The Authority consists of five elected officials who represent the Thurston County Board of Commissioners and the Cities of Lacey, Tumwater, Olympia, and Yelm. Three members are Citizen Representatives appointed by the Board, and one member is a labor representative. 

Except for the labor representative, board members represent, and must live in, the public transportation benefit area. A Citizen Representative's term is three years, and the elected officials serve at the pleasure of their respective mayors and Commissioners.

The Authority sets policy and direction for the agency.

Authority Meetings

When does The Authority Meet?

Authority meetings: First Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Work sessions: Third Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Special meetings: As needed.

Where does the Authority Meet?

Authority meets in the Board room at our Business Office, 526 Pattison Street SE, Olympia, WA, 98501.
Routes 62A, 62B, and 66 serve this location.

For information about the Business Office's accessibility for people with disabilities, see our contacts page.

Who May Attend Authority Meetings?

Meetings and work sessions are open to the public. A public comment period occurs at each meeting shortly after the 5:30 p.m. start. Individuals may speak for three minutes. Speakers must sign in just prior to the start of the meeting.  Please silence your cell phone or pager before the meeting.


Contact Pat Messmer
Phone: 360-705-5860
Fax: 360-357-6184, fax
View the meeting calendar for agendas and meeting highlights.

Intercity Transit Authority

Bud Blake
Thurston County Commissioner

Molly Carmody
Councilmember, City of Yelm


Jeff Gadman - Chair
Councilmember, City of Lacey

Clark Gilman
Councilmember, City of Olympia

Don Melnick
Citizen Representative
Alternate Authority Representative on the Transportation Policy Board

Karen Messmer
Citizen Representative
Authority Representative on the Thurston Regional Planning Council

Debbie Sullivan
Councilmember, City of Tumwater
Authority Representative on the Transportation Policy Board
Alternate Authority Representative on the Thurston Regional Planning Council

Ryan Warner, Vice Chair
Citizen Representative
Authority Representative on the Pension Committee

  Ed Bricker
  Labor Representative












Customer Service

222 State Avenue
Olympia, WA 98501
Outside Thurston County
TTY 360-943-5211
Fax 360-943-8760
Email Customer Service
Business Office

526 Pattison Street SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Email Business Office
Intercity Transit complies with all federal requirements under Title VI which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin.
For additional information, contact Intercity Transit Customer Service.
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