DENVER (Jan. 10, 2018) - The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors has elected new board officers, choosing Director Doug Tisdale (RTD District H) as Chair for 2018. The agency has an exciting year ahead including continued testing on the highly anticipated G Line, which will expand commuter rail access to Wheat Ridge and Arvada.
RTD is governed by a 15-member, publicly elected Board of Directors. Directors are elected to four-year terms and represent specific districts within the RTD service area. Board members annually elect officers to serve on the Executive Committee.
Chair Tisdale is taking over the role from Chair Larry Hoy, who served as chairman in 2017. Hoy, who represents Westminster, Thornton, Northglenn, and Federal Heights in District J, previously served as the Board First Vice Chair in 2016.
Tisdale is the former mayor of Cherry Hills Village and serves as president of the law firm Tisdale & Associates LLC. Tisdale’s district includes: Cherry Hills Village, Greenwood Village, Centennial, Littleton, Columbine Valley, and Highlands Ranch.
“I am humbled by the confidence and trust placed in me by the Board. I am committed to continuing to expand communication and collaboration, with our Directors, our Senior Leadership Team, our constituents, our partners, our stakeholders,” Tisdale said. “I appreciate and applaud the work done by Chair Hoy this last year and look forward to having the benefit of his sage counsel through the coming year.”
The other Board Officers chosen for 2017 are:
First Vice Chair: Director Natalie Menten
Director Menten, who represents District M, was reelected to the RTD Board of Directors in 2016. Menten’s district includes: Golden, Lakeside, Mountain View, the majority of Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, and portions of unincorporated Jefferson County.
Second Vice Chair: Director Barbara Deadwyler
Director Deadwyler was elected to the RTD Board in 2010. Director Deadwyler represents District B, which includes: Aurora within Adams County, portions of the City and County of Denver, and unincorporated Adams County lying south of Denver.
Secretary: Director Claudia Folska, PhD.
Director Folska, PhD., represents District E and was elected to the RTD Board in 2012. Dr. Folska’s district includes: portions of western Aurora, north-central Centennial, southern Denver, Greenwood Village east of I-25, and portions of unincorporated Arapahoe County.
Treasurer: Director Judy Lubow
Director Lubow, who represents District I, was elected to the RTD Board in 2012 and was reelected in 2016. Lubow’s district covers portions of Longmont, Lafayette, and Broomfield.
The Regional Transportation District develops, operates and maintains a public transportation system that meets the transit needs of close to 3 million people within an eight-county service area in the Denver Metro region. The agency’s buses, rail lines, shuttles and additional services provide 100 million annual passenger trips. For more information, visit rtd-denver.com, call 303-299-6000 and follow along on social media: www.facebook.com/RideRTD, @RideRTD on Twitter, @ridertd on Instagram and rideRTDco on YouTube.