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COTA Board of Trustees

COTA’s Board of Trustees

COTA’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of COTA and is responsible for overseeing COTA as established by the Ohio Revised Code 306.30 to 306.50.

In exercising its fiduciary responsibilities, board members have three primary obligations:

  • Duty of Care—Board members shall perform their duties with the care that an ordinary prudent person in a like position would use under similar circumstances.
  • Duty of Good Faith—Board members shall take the necessary actions to be informed and exercise appropriate judgment.
  • Duty of Loyalty—Board members shall perform their duties in a manner the Board Member reasonably believes to be in, or not opposed to, the best interest of COTA.

Additionally, board members should:

  • Provide a clear vision for COTA’s future.
  • Provide oversight of COTA’s operations.
  • Work effectively with other board members, leadership and the president/CEO.
  • Be an advocate for COTA’s vision, mission, values and COTA’s long-range transit plan.

There are two members appointed by Franklin County, seven members appointed by Columbus, and four members appointed by various suburbs. Members are appointed for three-year terms.

Please click here for a list of 2018 Board Meetings.

Advisory Panel

  • As provided for in the COTA Charter, an Advisory Panel was established to advise COTA management in the development and implementation of public transit in central Ohio.
    • One member appointed by the Franklin County Commissioners.
    • One member appointed by the Mayor or other chief executive officer of each municipal corporation participating in the creation of COTA.
    • At-large members may be appointed by the President/CEO with the consent of the Board of Trustees or as provided in Resolution No. 2011-20 and procedures adopted consistent therewith.
  • Each member appointed to the Advisory Panel shall be a resident and have a familiarity with public transit needs in central Ohio.
  • The Advisory Panel shall meet quarterly and be used by COTA management as a resource in making decisions on public transit and, as appropriate, incorporate advice from the Panel into programs presented to the Board.

Mobility Management Advisory Board

The Mobility Management Advisory Board (MMAB) assists COTA in developing innovative, viable transportation solutions for underserved individuals and businesses. Members are representatives from stakeholder organizations across central Ohio who provide direct services or advocate for underserved individuals and businesses.

Board of Trustees

TRUDY A. BARTLEY, CHAIR
Associate Vice President, Local Government & Community Relations
The Ohio State University
Appointed by the City of Columbus
Term expires 4/21
CRAIG P. TRENEFF,
VICE CHAIR

Attorney at Law
Treneff Cozza Law, LLC
Appointed by Franklin County
Term expires 4/20
CATHY DE ROSA
Dublin City Council Member
Appointed by the City of Dublin
Term expires 4/21
MARLON R. MOORE
SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Huntington National Bank
Appointed by the City of Columbus
Term expires 4/2019
DAVID M. NORSTROM
Owner, DMN Enterprises
Appointed by the City of Worthington
Term expires 4/19
GINA ORMOND
Vice President-Associate General Counsel
Nationwide Realty Investors
Appointed by City of Columbus
Term expires 4/20
LETTY SCHAMP, P.E.
Transportation Engineer
City of Hilliard
Appointed by City of Hilliard
Term expires 4/19
AMY M. LANDINO
President
Vlog Boss Studios
Appointed by City of Columbus
Terms expires 4/19
MICHAEL H. STEVENS
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Columbus
Appointed by City of Columbus
Term expires 4/20
JEAN CARTER RYAN
President
Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority
Appointed by the City of Columbus
Term expires 4/20
THOMAS GROTE
Co-Partner
Grote & Turner
Appointed by the City of Gahanna
Term expires 04/21
TIMOTHY J. SKINNER
Business Agent
Sprinklerfitter Local Union 669, District 33
Appointed by the City of Columbus
Term Expires 03/21

1 vacancy. Franklin County (1)