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Board Meetings

COTA Board of Trustees

Overview

The COTA Board of Trustees meets every month throughout the year, with the exception of January, February and March.

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.

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

2020 Board of Trustees Meetings

January 8

9 a.m. – Strategic and Operational Planning Committee

January 13

9 a.m. – External Stakeholder Relations Committee

January 15

2 p.m.- Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee

3 p.m. – Governance Committee

January 22

8:30 a.m. – Board of Trustees

February 5

9 a.m. – Strategic and Operational Planning Committee

February 10

9 a.m.- External Stakeholder Relations Committee

February 19

2 p.m.- Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee

3 p.m. – Governance Committee

February 26

8:30 a.m. – Board of Trustees

March 19

8:30 a.m.-Special Board of Trustees

The COTA Board of Trustees is convening for a Special Meeting on Thursday, March 19 at 8:30 AM for the purposes of discussing the following topics:

  • Authorizing Fare Adjustments During Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Authorizing Modifications to Competitive Procurement Pursuant to ORC 306.43(H)

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, we are asking members of the public who wish to participate and listen in on the meeting to do so via conference line. The call-in information is below:

Conference Line #: 614-308-4407               

Conference ID: 91350#

March 20

2 p.m. – Governance

The governance meeting originally scheduled for Friday, March 25, 2020 will now be a CALL-IN ONLY meeting due to health and safety precautions.

For those who are planning on calling-in, here is the conference line information:

Conference Line #: 614-308-4407

Conference ID: 91350#

March 25

8:30 a.m. – Board of Trustees

* This meeting will be a call-in meeting only, due to health and safety concerns.

Conference Line #: 614-308-4407

Conference ID: 91350#

April 1

9 a.m. – Strategic and Operational Planning

Conference Call# (614) 308-4407;

Conference ID# 21805

April 10

9 a.m. – Governance

The governance committee  meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for Friday, April 10-9 a.m. and will be call-in only.

Conference Line #: 614-308-4407

Conference ID: 726794#

April 13

9 a.m. – External Stakeholder Relations

Conference Call Information

  • Conference Line – 614-308-4407
  • Conference ID # 80794

April 15

2 p.m. – Performance Monitoring/Audit

3 p.m.-Governance-RESCHEDULED

April 22 

8:30 a.m. – Board of Trustees

Conference Line #: 614-308-4407               

Conference ID: 91350#

June 3

9 a.m. – Strategic and Operational Planning

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, we are asking members of the public who wish to participate and listen in on the Strategic and Operational Planning Committee Meeting to do so via conference line. The call-in information is below:

Call In Number: +1-415-655-0001

Access Code: 161 850 6518

June 8

9 a.m. – External Stakeholder Relations

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, we are asking members of the public who wish to participate and listen in on the External Stakeholder Committee Meeting to do so via conference line. The call-in information is below:

Call In Number: +1-415-655-0001

Access Code: 161 347 7147

June 17

2 p.m. – Performance Monitoring/Audit

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, we are asking members of the public who wish to participate and listen in on the Performance Monitoring and Audit Committee Meeting to do so via conference line. The call-in information is below:
Call In Number: +1-415-655-0001
Access Code: 161 333 6832

3 p.m.-Governance

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, we are asking members of the public who wish to participate and listen in on the Governance Committee Meeting to do so via conference line. The call-in information is below:
Call In Number: +1-415-655-0001
Access Code: 161 046 4622

June 24

8:30 a.m. – 2020 Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees (rescheduled from April 2020)

8:45 a.m. or Immediately following the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees – Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, we are asking members of the public who wish to participate and listen in on the Annual Meeting and Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees Meeting to do so via conference line. The call-in information is below:
Call In Number: +1-415-655-0001
Access Code: 161 629 1767

August 5

9 a.m. –Strategic and Operational Planning

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: cota

August 11

3 p.m. – External Stakeholder Relations

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the External Stakeholder Relations 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: COTA

August 19

1:30 p.m. – Performance Monitoring/Audit

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee on Wednesday, August 19 will now begin at 1:30 PM. The meeting’s purpose will be for general purposes.

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Performance Monitoring/Audit Committee will meet via WebEx.

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

3 p.m.-Governance

To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Governance Committee will meet via WebEx.

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

August 26

8:30 a.m. – Board of Trustees

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 Board of Trustees Meeting – Register for access to the WebEx link here. Event Password: 1234

 If a member of the public wishes to provide public comment during the COTA Board of Trustees Meeting, please contact Monica Cerrezuela, Board Secretary, at CerrezuelaMG@cota.com or 614-275-5849.

October 12

10:30 a.m. – Strategic and Operational Planning

October 13

3 p.m. – External Stakeholder Relations

October 21

2 p.m. – Performance Monitoring/Audit

3 p.m.-Governance

October 28

8:30 a.m. – Board of Trustees

November 4

9 a.m. – Strategic and Operational Planning

December 2

9 a.m. – Strategic and Operational Planning

December 8

3 p.m. – External Stakeholder Relations

December 9

2:30p.m. – Performance Monitoring/Audit

Call-In: 614-308-4407

Conference ID: 802461

3 p.m.-Governance

December 16

8:30 a.m. – 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