The Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority and Valley Metro Rail boards of directors have elected officers for the fiscal year 2020 term, July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020. The boards help guide the agencies by providing transportation leadership to best serve the region and its communities. The audit and finance subcommittee was formed after the passage of Proposition 400 to provide policy oversight of the expanded financial activities.
Glendale Councilwoman Lauren Tolmachoff, along with Goodyear Vice Mayor Bill Stipp and Mesa Councilman Francisco Heredia, were named to the audit and finance subcommittee.
The Valley Metro authority board officers are chairman Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, vice chairwoman Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, and treasurer Peoria councilman Jon Edwards.
The board officers are chairwoman Tempe Councilwoman Robin Arredondo-Savage, and vice chairman Mesa Councilman Francisco Heredia.
The authority provides coordinated, multi-modal transit options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of connecting communities and enhancing lives, Valley Metro plans, develops and operates regional bus service and alternative transportation programs for commuters, seniors and people with disabilities. The board is comprised of elected officials from 17 cities or towns and Maricopa County.
Valley Metro Rail plans, constructs, operates and maintains light rail and high-capacity systems in the greater Phoenix area. The board is comprised of elected officials from four member cities that provide policy direction for rail service.