Open Committees- OTA members can join at any time

Purpose: Spearheads federal and state legislative initiatives.

Chair: Charla Sloan

Meetings: Held the last Wednesday of every month at 10am.

Committee Members:

  • Mary Beth Williams, Enid Transit
  • LaQuita Thornley, JAMM Transit
  • Dawn Sullivan, ODOT
  • Ted Rieck, Tulsa Transit
  • Kendra McGeady, Pelivan Transit
  • Brent Morey, Red River Transit
  • Jeannie McMillin, Little Dixie Transit
  • Ryan Landers, Lawton Transit
  • Jared Schwennesen, ODOT

 

Purpose: Provide training opportunities for the transit workforce in Oklahoma.

Chair: Tina Lowery

Meetings: Held the 2nd Wednesday of every month

Committee Members:

  • Mary Beth Williams, Enid Transit
  • Daniel Tilley, Tulsa Transit
  • Erica Pogue, JAMM Transit
  • April Deere, COTS
  • Sheila Foster, ODOT
  • Marilyn Dillon, EMBARK

Purpose: Represents the members interest notifying them of changes, welcome new members, help members with questions or direct them to the proper person to assist.

Chair: Melissa Fesler

Meetings: TBA

Committee Members:

  • Steve Jagosh, ODOT
  • Charla Sloan, Ki Bois
  • Melissa Fesler, First Capital Trolley
  • Jeannie McMillin, Little Dixie Transit

Purpose: Support transit and passenger quality of service with non-emergency medical transportation through partnerships and communication.

Chair: Charla Sloan

Meetings: Last Wednesday of every month at 11am.

Committee Members:

  • Jeannie McMillin, Little Dixie Transit
  • Kendra McGeady, Pelivan Transit
  • Marilyn Dillon, EMBARK
  • Micky Flynn, MAGB Transportation
  • Gilbert Nuncio, Red River Transit
  • Melissa Fesler, First Capital Trolley
  • Ted Rieck, Tulsa Transit
  • Veronica Clark, ODOT
  • Terrell Turman, Delta Transit

 

Purpose: Promotes the Oklahoma public transit agencies through outreach efforts. Develop tools and opportunities to enhance the internal communication between OTA and members.

Chair: Liann Alfaro

Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month at 2pm

Committee Members:

  • Eddie Machuca, ODOT
  • Tischa Lemasters, Pelivan Transit
  • Steve Jagosh, ODOT
  • Amber Freeman, JAMM Transit
  • Drew Myers, Tulsa Transit
  • Charla Sloan, Ki Bois
  • Terrell Turman, Delta Transit
  • Tanya Gleghorn, Southern Oklahoma Rural Transportation System (SORTS)
  • Melissa Fesler, First Capital Trolley
  • Brent Morey, Red River Transit
  • Angie Gilliam, Chickasaw Nation Transportation Services

Meetings: Review and approve possible grants and procurement purchases. Assist transit agencies with grant writing and provide training opportunities.

Chair: Tanya Gleghorn

Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4pm CDT

Committee Members:

  • Liann Alfaro, Tulsa Transit
  • Melissa Fesler, First Capital Trolley
  • Erica Pogue, JAMM Transit
  • Jason Huff, ODOT

Purpose: Gather feedback and input from vendors regarding all aspects of the association and communicating with the executive board.

Chair: Brent Roy

Meetings: Held at the OTA spring & fall conferences

Special Closed Committees

Purpose: Organize and manage planning and implementation of the bus roadeo at the fall conference.

Chair: Angie Gilliam

Committee Members:

  • Ted Rieck, Tulsa Transit
  • Brent Roy, Creative Bus Sales
  • Tanya Gleghorn, SORTS
  • Melissa Fesler, First Capital Trolley
  • Kendra McGeady, Pelivan Transit
  • Liann Alfaro, Tulsa Transit
  • Rick Miller, Chickasaw Nation Tribal Transit
  • Tina Lowery, COTS

 

Purpose: Prepares slate of officers annually.

Chair: Angie Gilliam

 

Chair: Review the yearly budget and review monthly financial statements. Watch for and alert the board of exceptions or apparent misstatements.

Chair: Dena Wilson

 

 

Chair: Ted Rieck

 

All-Member Task Force Groups

Purpose: To ensure that all other tribes are represented by OTA. Coordinate representation and an opportunity to communicate, educate and learn from each other during meetings.

Chair: Amy Hill

Meetings: Held at the OTA spring & fall conferences

Chair: Represent the interests of 5310 transportation operators.

Chair: Micky Flynn

Meetings: Held at the OTA spring & fall conferences

Purpose: The Urban/Small Urban Task Force is composed of section 5307 funding recipients/subrecipients. The Task Force creates a space for collaboration and to advocate for any issues that arise among these members.

Chair: Taylor Johnson

Meetings: Held at the OTA spring & fall conferences

Purpose: Represent the interests of the rural transit operators.

Chairs: Jeannie McMillin & Kendra McGeady

Meetings: Held at the OTA spring & fall conferences

Are you interested in joining a committee?

Many committees are open and you can join anytime. Contact oktransit@oktransit.org to inquire about joining a committee.