Executive Committee

POWERs

WSTIP is governed by a Board of Directors who elect an Executive Committee. The Pool is governed and controlled by the Executive Committee in all respects except for those matters reserved to the Board. The Executive Committee makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the annual budget, assessment of Member allocations and contributions, distributions of surplus to Members, the purchase, lease, sale, and disposal of real property, and all other matters that may come before the Board. The Executive Committee shall review and, if appropriate, approve proposed settlements for any claim or lawsuit against any Member which is proposed for settlement in an amount greater than the standing settlement authority of the Executive Director. The Executive Committee may, in its discretion, establish committees, either ad hoc or standing.

Composition

The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, immediate Past President, Vice President, Secretary, and four additional Member Representatives elected by the Board at the Annual Meeting.  All members of the Executive Committee shall be primary or alternate Member Representatives. Of the four Elected Member Representatives, one shall be from a small transit system, one shall be from a medium transit system, one shall be from a large transit system, and one shall be “at-large”; Provided, if no eligible Member from a small, medium, or large system is willing to serve, that position shall be open to any other Member Representative from a Member not already represented by a Member Representative on the Executive Committee.  The criteria for small, medium, and large shall be established by the Executive Committee.

Officers

The Officers of the Pool shall consist of a President, Vice President, and Secretary.  All Officers are primary or alternate Member Representatives. A Member may not have more than one Officer hold office simultaneously. The President shall chair the Board and the Executive Committee. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the temporary absence or disability of the President. The Secretary shall attest to the accuracy of governance policies passed by the Board or Executive Committee, and meeting minutes of the Board and Executive Committee. The Board shall elect a Secretary and fill vacancies in offices that had become vacant since the last election at its Annual Meeting, provided no Member Representative shall be elected, or a vacant office filled, that would result in a Member having more than one Member Representative hold office simultaneously.  The Secretary shall progress to Vice President, and the Vice President shall progress to President. The terms of office shall be one year and shall commence immediately following election of the Secretary.  

We refer users to WSTP's Bylaws for additional detail about the duties and responsibilities of the Executive Committee.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Danette Brannin

President
Pierce Transit

253-983-3516

Jesse Kinney

Vice President
Valley Transit

509-525-9140

Scott Deutsch

Secretary
C-Tran

360-906-7333

Suzanne Coit

Treasurer
Intercity Transit

360-705-5816

Shonda Shipman

Past President
Whatcom Transportation Authority

360-788-9331

Geri Beardsley

Large Member Representative
Community Transit

425-348-7109

Brandy Heston

Medium Member Representative
Grant Transit Authority

509-765-0898

David Ocampo

Small Member Representative
Columbia County Public Transportation

509-382-1647

Jenny George

At-Large Member Representative
Asotin County PTBA

509-758-3567





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