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Board Meetings

COTA Board of Trustees

Overview

The COTA Board of Trustees meets every other month throughout the year, with the exception of November and December.

All board meetings are open to the public. To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the meetings will take place virtually via WebEx until further notice. Here’s a guide to setting up WebEx on your device.

The Board Chair shall have the discretion to recognize special speakers, public officials and guests to speak during 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 at CerrezuelaMG@cota.com or 614-275-5849. Generally, each person will be allotted three (3) minutes for this purpose on a first-come, first-served basis; provided, however, the total time allocated for general public comments shall not exceed 30 minutes.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.  To request an ADA reasonable accommodation, please contact the individual indicated below no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting:
Monica Cerrezuela, Chief of Staff, CerrezuelaMG@cota.com or 614-275-5849

2021 Board Meetings

JANUARY 2021
DATE TIME MEETING
Wednesday, January 6 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The COTA Board of Trustees have called for a Special Meeting on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:30 AM.
The purpose of the meeting is the consideration of the Memorandum of Agreement between COTA and Local
208 Transport Workers of America.
To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the COTA Board of Trustees will meet via WebEx. Members of the
public can virtually attend the COTA Special Board of Trustees Meeting – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
.
Event Password: 1234
Minutes
Wednesday, January 6 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Strategic and Operational Planning Committee
Members of the public can virtually attend the Strategic and Operational Planning Committee Meeting – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
.
Event Password: 1234
Tuesday, January 12 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM External Stakeholder Relations Committee
Members of the public can virtually attend the External Stakeholder Relations Committee – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
. Event Password: 1234
Wednesday, January 20 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee
Members of the public can virtually attend the Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
.
Event Password: 1234
Minutes
Wednesday, January 20 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Governance Committee
Members of the public can virtually attend the Governance Committee – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
.
Event Password: 1234
Wednesday, January 27 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Board of Trustees
Members of the public can virtually attend the Board of Trustees Meeting – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
.
Event Password: 1234
Minutes

 

FEBRUARY 2021
Wednesday, February 17 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Special Governance Committee
The COTA Governance Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, February 17 at 3:00 PM. The
purpose of this meeting is to consider the appointment, employment, and compensation of a public
employee or official.
Members of the public can virtually attend the Governance Committee – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
. Event Password: 1234
Minutes
Wednesday, February 24 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees
The COTA Board of Trustees will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, February 24 at 8:30 AM. The purpose
of this meeting is to consider the appointment, employment, and compensation of a public employee or
official.
Members of the public can virtually attend the Board of Trustees Meeting – Register
for access to the WebEx link here
. Event Password: 1234
Minutes

 

MARCH 2021
DATE TIME MEETING
Wednesday, March 10 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Strategic and Operational Planning Committee

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Strategic and Operational Planning Committee will meet via
WebEx.

Members of the public can virtually attend the Strategic and Operational Planning Committee –
Register for access to the WebEx link here.
Event Password: 1234

Tuesday, March 16 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM External Stakeholder Relations Committee

The regularly scheduled meeting of the External Stakeholder Relations Committee on Tuesday, March 16
will now begin at 4:00 PM. The meeting’s purpose will be for general purposes.

Members of the public can virtually attend the External Stakeholder Relations Committee – Register
for access to the WebEx link here.

Event Password: 1234

Wednesday, March 24 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee

Members of the public can virtually attend the Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee – Register
for access to the WebEx link here.

Event Password: 1234

Wednesday, March 24 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Governance Committee

Members of the public can virtually attend the Governance Committee – Register
for access to the WebEx link here.

Event Password: 1234

Wednesday, March 31 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Board of Trustees

Members of the public can virtually attend the Board of Trustees Meeting– Register
for access to the WebEx link here.

Event Password: 1234

 

APRIL 2021
NO MEETINGS

 

 

 

MAY 2021
DATE TIME MEETING
Wednesday, May 5 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Strategic and Operational Planning Committee
To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Strategic and Operational Planning Committee will meet via WebEx.
Members of the public can virtually attend the Strategic and Operational Planning Committee – Register for access to the WebEx link here. Event Password: 1234
Tuesday, May 11 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM External Stakeholder Relations Committee

Members of the public can virtually attend the External Stakeholder Relations Committee – Register for access to the WebEx link here.
Event Password: 1234

Tuesday, May 12 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee

All remaining regularly scheduled meetings of the Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee meetings have been rescheduled and for all future meetings, the meeting’s purposes will be for general purposes.

Members of the public can virtually attend the Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee – Register for access to the WebEx link here.
Event Password: 1234

Wednesday, May 19 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Governance Committee

Members of the public can virtually attend the Governance Committee – Register for access to the WebEx link here.
Event Password: 1234

Wednesday, May 26 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Annual Meeting & Regular Board of Trustees Meeting

8:30 AM – 2021 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees

8:45 AM (or Immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees) – Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Members of the public can virtually attend the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees and Regular Meeting– Register for access to the WebEx link here.
Event Password: 1234

 

JUNE 2021
NO MEETINGS

 

JULY 2021
DATE TIME MEETING
Wednesday, July 7 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Strategic and Operational Planning Committee
Tuesday, July 13 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee
Tuesday, July 13 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM External Stakeholder Relations Committee
Wednesday, July 21 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Governance Committee
Wednesday, July 28 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Board of Trustees

 

AUGUST 2021
NO MEETINGS

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2021
DATE TIME MEETING
Wednesday, September 8 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Strategic and Operational Planning Committee
Tuesday, September 14 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee
Tuesday, September 14 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM External Stakeholder Relations Committee
Tuesday, September 16 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Governance Committee

All remaining regularly scheduled meetings of the Governance Committee meetings have been rescheduled and for all future meetings, the meeting’s purposes will be for general purposes.

Wednesday, September 29 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Board of Trustees

 

OCTOBER 2021
NO MEETINGS

 

NOVEMBER 2021
DATE TIME MEETING
Wednesday, November 3 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Strategic and Operational Planning Committee
Tuesday, November 9 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM External Stakeholder Relations Committee
Wednesday, November 10 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee
Wednesday, November 11 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Governance Committee
Wednesday, November 17 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Board of Trustees

 

DECEMBER 2021
DATE TIME MEETING
Wednesday, December 1 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Strategic and Operational Planning Committee
Tuesday, December 7 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM External Stakeholder Relations Committee
Wednesday, December 8 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee
Wednesday, December 9 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Governance Committee
Wednesday, December 15 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Board of Trustees

Board Meeting Archives

COTA policy requires the permanent retention of board meeting minutes. To view  minutes previous to 2014, please contact customer service and file a public records request.
2014 Schedule and Minutes

2015 Schedule and Minutes

2016 Schedule and Minutes

2017 Schedule and Minutes

CEO Selection Committee Minutes

2018 Schedule and Minutes

2019 Schedule and Minutes 

2020 Schedule and Minutes