Who Governs Intercity Transit?

Intercity Transit is governed by a 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.

View the meeting calendar and packets.

When does The Authority Meet?

The authority meets in the business office Board room.

Authority meetings: First and third Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.
Special meetings: As needed.

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.

Questions?

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

Intercity Transit Authority

Photo Name & Title
Molly Carmody, Councilmember, City of Yelm

Molly Carmody
Councilmember, City of Yelm
Authority Representative on the Pension Committee

Claus-Sharwark, David. Labor Representative
David Claus-Sharwark
Labor Representative
Carolyn Cox
Carolyn Cox
Councilmember, City of Lacey
Clark Gilman Councilmember, City of Olympia

Clark Gilman
Councilmember, City of Olympia

Alternate Authority Representative on the Thurston Regional Planning Council

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

Don Melnick
Citizen Representative (Term expires 12/31/21)
Authority Representative on the Transportation Policy Board

Menser, Tye. Thurston County Commissioner
Tye Menser
Thurston County Commissioner
Karen Messmer
Karen Messmer (Term expires 12/31/19)
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

Debbie Sullivan - Chair
Councilmember, City of Tumwater
 

 

Ryan Warner 2019 photo

Ryan Warner - Vice Chair (Term expires 12/31/20)
Citizen Representative
Alternate Authority Representative on the Transportation Policy Board