Board Meetings

The COTA Board of Trustees meets every month throughout the year except August.

All board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the William G. Porter Boardroom at 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

The Board Chair shall have the discretion to recognize special speakers, public officials and guests to speak without a time limitation prior to the public comment period.

Public comments will be allowed at the beginning of each COTA Board meeting prior to the discussion of the COTA Board agenda items. People wishing to address the Board should sign in with the Assistant Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Special Notifications


A special meeting of the Selection Committee will be held on Friday, August 25, 1:00 -3:00 p.m., at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Carnegie Room. The purpose of this meeting is to review the committee charter, the COTA organizational overview, and the process going forward. 

A special Board of Trustees meeting  will be held on Wednesday, August 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in COTA's McKinley Training Rooms 1034/1035. The purpose of this meeting is to review the Action Report from the June 20 High Impact Working Session/Board Retreat.
 

Board Meeting Schedule

January 11
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee
Minutes
 
January 18
9:00 a.m.- Technology Committee

January 25
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Minutes

February 6
9:00 a.m. Operations Committee
Minutes
 
February 22
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee
 
March 8
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee
 
March 15
9:00 a.m. – Technology Committee
 
March 22
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Minutes
Immediately following Board - Governance Committee
Minutes

April 26 
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees Annual Meeting      
Immediately following Board – Communications and Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting scheduled for April 26 has been rescheduled
for May 10 at 9 a.m.
 

 
May 10
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee

The Communications & Marketing Committee Meeting scheduled for April 26 has been rescheduled
for May 10 at 9 a.m.
 


May 17
9:00 a.m.- Technology Committee
 
May 24
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Minutes
 
June 15
A Special Planning Committee meeting is scheduled on Thursday, June 15, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., in the William G. Porter Boardroom.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the final NextGen Report.  
 
June 20
A Special Meeting of the COTA Board of Trustees has been scheduled on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Street. The purpose of this retreat is to discuss the Board governance structure and to update the Board’s strategic framework to guide future growth and development.
 
June 23
A Special Meeting of the Operations Committee has been scheduled for June 23, 9-10 a.m.
 
June 28
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee

The Communications and Marketing Committee meeting scheduled for June 28 has been cancelled.

July 12
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee

The Planning Committee Meeting scheduled for July 12 has been cancelled.
 
July 19
9:00 a.m. – Technology Committee
The Technology Committee Meeting scheduled for July 19 has been cancelled.
 
July 21
A Special Meeting of the Operations Committee has been scheduled for July 21 at 10 a.m. A representative from the City of Columbus will provide an update on the Smart Columbus project.
 
July 26
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
 
August 23
9:00 a.m.  – Communications & Marketing Committee
 
August  24
11:30 a.m. – COTA Annual Luncheon (Hyatt Regency)

August 25
A special meeting of the Selection Committee will be held on Friday, August 25, 1:00 -3:00 p.m., at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Carnegie Room.The purpose of this meeting is to review the committee charter, the COTA organizational overview, and the process going forward. 

August 30
A special Board of Trustees meeting  will be held on Wednesday, August 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in COTA's McKinley Training Rooms 1034/1035. The purpose of this meeting is to review the Action Report from the June 20 High Impact Working Session/Board Retreat.

September 12
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee


September 20
9:00 a.m. – Technology Committee

September 27
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
 
October 25
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee
 
November 8
8:00 a.m. – Finance Committee (Budget)
9:00 a.m. – Planning Committee
 
November 15
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
9:00 a.m. – Technology Committee
 
December 6
8:00 a.m. – Finance Committee (Budget)
 
December 13
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee