Griffith to Lead AAATA Another Year

Charles Griffith will continue as chair of the board for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority as a result of annual officer elections, held at the Sept. 26, 2013 regular board meeting.

Griffith is climate & energy program director for the Ecology Center. He has already served for seven years on the AAATA board, and his current appointment lasts another three years. He was re-appointed to the board on May 2, 2011 to another five-year term after first being appointed on Sept. 19, 2006.

Griffith’s election was uncontested, as officer elections on the AAATA board typically are. Other board officers elected at the Sept. 26 meeting were Eli Cooper as treasurer and Anya Dale as secretary.

The AAATA board has two standing committees – the planning and development committee, and the performance monitoring and external relations committee. Griffith noted that new board member Jack Bernard had been assigned to the PMER committee. That results in the following committee composition:

  • planning and development committee: Sue Gott (chair), Eli Cooper, Gillian Ream Gainsley, Eric Mahler
  • performance monitoring and external relations committee: Roger Kerson (chair), Susan Baskett, Jack Bernard, Anya Dale

Also at the meeting, the board approved its regular meeting schedule for fiscal year 2014, which runs from Oct. 1, 2013 through Sept. 30, 2014. The basic pattern of meetings is every third Thursday of the month. [.pdf of 2013 meeting schedule] Meeting start time is 6:30 p.m.

This brief was filed from the downtown location of the Ann Arbor District Library at 343 S. Fifth Ave., where the AAATA board holds its meetings. A more detailed report will follow: [link]