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Community Transit Chief Executive Officer - Emmett HeathChief Executive Officer

Emmett Heath
CEO

Emmett.Heath@commtrans.org

Community Transit

Emmett Heath was appointed Community Transit CEO by the Board of Directors following the retirement of the CEO in August 2014. An Arlington resident, Heath has been with the agency since June 2005 as Director of Administration, overseeing the finance and purchasing, human resources, and training and risk management areas of the agency. Before coming to the agency, Heath was assistant general manager of transmission, distribution and engineering at the Snohomish County PUD. From 1980 to 1995 he served in various capacities at King County Metro, working his way up from transportation supervisor to manager of fleet maintenance, then manager of transit capital planning and development. Heath earned his bachelor’s degree at Seattle University.

Board Chair

Jon Nehring
Mayor

jnehring@marysvillewa.gov

City of Marysville
• Large Cities Representative
• Executive Committee

Jon Nehring began serving on the Marysville City Council in January 2002 and became Mayor in August 2010. He was elected to a full four-year term as Mayor in November 2011. He was first elected to the Community Transit Board of Directors in January 2010. His priorities include economic development, transportation infrastructure improvements, public safety and sound fiscal policy. He currently serves on the Association of Washington Cities Board, as President of the SERS Board, Co-Chair of Snohomish County Tomorrow and on other city committees. He enjoys volunteering time as a Marysville Rotarian and with youth sports programs.

 

Board Vice Chair

Stephanie Wright
Council member

stephanie.wright@snoco.org

Snohomish County
• County Representative
• Planning and Capital Projects Committee Chair
• Executive Committee

Stephanie Wright was named an alternate to Community Transit’s board in mid-2010 after she was selected by the County Council to fill an open position. She was elected to a full term on the County Council in 2012. Previously, Stephanie was elected to the Lynnwood City Council in 2007 and has worked as a teacher and librarian in the Northshore School District.

Board of Directors - Leonard KelleyBoard Secretary

Leonard Kelley
Mayor
mayor@ci.stanwood.wa.us

City of Stanwood
• Small Cities Representative
• Finance & Administration Committee
• Planning & Capital Projects Committee

Leonard Kelley began serving on the Stanwood City Council in August 2007 and was elected Mayor in November 2013. He began serving a four-year term on January 1, 2014. While serving on the City Council, he was the chair of the Public Safety committee and currently sits on the United Way Labor Advisory Committee. He was elected to the Community Transit Board in January 2014.

Board of Directors - Dave EarlingBoard Member

Dave Earling
Mayor
dave.earling@edmondswa.gov

City of Edmonds
• Large Cities Representative
• Marketing, Operations & Maintenance Committee Chair
• Executive Committee

Dave Earling rejoined the Community Transit Board in January 2012 after being elected mayor of Edmonds in November 2011. He previously served on the Community Transit Board and the Sound Transit Board for a period of twelve years. Prior to being elected Mayor, he served for five years on the Growth Management Hearing Board by appointment of Governor Gregoire. He currently serves on the Board of Sound Transit, Economic Alliance of Snohomish County Board of Trustees, the AWC Legislative Committee and he is starting his first term as President of Snohomish County Cities & Towns.

Board Member

Jennifer Gregerson
Mayor

jgregerson@mukilteowa.gov

City Of Mukilteo
• Medium Cities Representative

Jennifer Gregerson is serving her first term as Mayor after having been a member of the Mukilteo City Council since 2004.

Gregerson, a graduate of Kamiak High School, has a Bachelor’s Degree in French from New York University. She has established an expertise in community planning, earning her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington.

Gregerson established a vision for Mukilteo as a sustainable, well-run city with safe, strong neighborhoods. She believes in the principles of open government and frequent communication with citizens.

Jennifer bikes to work at City Hall as often as she can, logging 300 non-car trips so far. Today, she makes her home with her husband, Jeff, in Mukilteo, a few miles from where she grew up.

Board Member

Tom Hamilton
Council member

hamilton@snohomishwa.gov

City of Snohomish
• Small Cities Representative
• Finance & Administration Committee
• Planning & Capital Projects Committee

Tom Hamilton began serving on the Snohomish City Council in January 2010. Previously, he was a member of the Snohomish Planning Commission and the Strategic Advisory Committee. He is the Chair of City of Snohomish Transportation Benefit District Board. In January 2010, Tom was elected Community Transit Board Alternate for Small Cities and in January 2014 he was elected a Community Transit Board member. He is currently a board member for the Snohomish Parks Foundation. Tom is a commercial hot air balloon pilot in Snohomish.

Board Member

Terry Ryan
Council member

terry.ryan@snoco.org

Snohomish County
County Representative
Marketing, Operations & Maintenance Committee

Prior to being elected to the Snohomish County Council in 2013, Terry served on the Mill Creek City Council for 17 years, including four terms as Mayor. Terry chairs the County Council’s Public Works Committee. He has been appointed to the Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development Board and Conservation Futures Board. Ryan also serves on the Snohomish Health Board, the Northshore Park and Recreation Service Area and the Lake Ballinger Watershed Forum. In his spare time, Terry coaches youth soccer at the premier and high school level.

Board Alternate - Jan SchuetteBoard Member

Jan Schuette
Council member
jans@arlingtonwa.gov

City of Arlington
• Medium Cities Representative

Jan Schuette was elected to the Arlington City Council in 2013. She is a retired high school principal. She spent 18 years as a school district administrator, 16 of those years creating, securing funding and implementing job training programs to provide the community with a skilled labor force. Jan served as chairwoman of the Arlington Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Community Transit Board Member - Mike ToddMike Todd

Council member
MTodd@cityofmillcreek.com

• City of Mill Creek
• Medium Cities Representative
• Executive Committee Chair

Mike Todd has served on the Mill Creek City Council since May 2005, serving as Mayor 2010 to 2013. He was elected as an alternate to the Community Transit Board in January 2008 and became a board member in October 2009. Mike is very active in the community, serving on various youth soccer boards, school committees, and local and regional civic and community task forces. He is Vice President of Snohomish County Cities, and serves on the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board. Mike has earned the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from the Association of Washington Cities and serves on its Education Advisory Board.

Board of Directors - Lance NortonBoard Member

Lance Norton
Labor Representative

• Employee Bargaining Unit Representative
• Marketing, Operations & Maintenance Committee

Lance Norton was selected by Community Transit's employee unions as their representative in 2010. He was president of the Amalgamated Transit Union 587 from 2000 to 2009. Prior to that, Norton was a coach operator for King County Metro Transit for 23 years.

Board of Directors - Jerry SmithBoard Alternate

Jerry Smith
Mayor

cityhall@ci.mlt.wa.us

City of Mountlake Terrace
• Medium Cities Alternate Representative
• Finance & Administration Committee
• Marketing, Operations & Maintenance Committee

Jerry Smith was elected to the Mountlake Terrace City Council in January 2001 and has served as Mayor since 2004. He was elected to the Community Transit Board of Directors in October 2009. He is the City Council liaison for SNOCOM, SERS, WRIA 8, and the LEOFF 1 Disability Board. Jerry is a retired Seattle Police Officer.

Board Alternate - Joe NeigelBoard Alternate

Joe Neigel
Council member

joe.neigel@ci.sultan.wa.us

City of Sultan
• Small Cities Alternate Representative

Joe Neigel began serving on the Sultan City Council in July 2010, and was elected Community Transit Board Alternate in January 2014. He is the current President of the Sultan City Council and also serves as the Mayor Pro Tem. Joe is a daily Community Transit rider, a graduate of the University of Washington and works with communities across Snohomish County as a Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator for Snohomish County Human Services.

Board Alternate

Patsy Cudaback
Mayor Pro Tem
Council Member

pcudaback@monroewa.gov

City of Monroe
• Medium City Alternate Representative

Patsy Cudaback has served on Monroe City Council since January 2010, currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem.  She was elected to the Community Transit Board as an alternate in January 2016.

Patsy is very active in the community serving on various boards and committees; she has additional involvement in many local organizations.  She is a board member of Providence Hospital NW Regional Board, board member of Everett Community College Foundation Board, an active Rotarian and a member of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.  Patsy is also an active parent in her children's schools and sports activities.

Patsy has a law degree from the University of Seattle and currently works as a Senior VP for the YMCA of Snohomish County. She is committed to supporting transportation options in Snohomish County and is honored to sit as an alternate on the Community Transit Board

Board Alternate - Emily VanderWielenBoard Alternate

George Hurst
Council member

ghurst@ci.lynnwood.wa.us

City of Lynnwood
• Large City Representative

George Hurst was elected to Lynnwood City Council Position 6 in 2015. He previously served on the Lynnwood Planning Commission and the Transportation Traffic Task Force. As part of his current council duties, George is Council Liaison to the Planning Commission and serves on the City LEOFF Disability Board, The SnoCom Board, and the Community Transit Board.

Since 1992, George has lived in Lynnwood with his wife and four children who are graduates of Lynnwood High School (when it was still in Lynnwood). He has a BA in History/Political Science from the University of Washington and a MA in American History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

George has been in the electrical/commercial lighting business for more than 30 years. He believes that together, the City Council and engaged citizens will make Lynnwood a better place to live and work.