OAKLAND, CA — Do you know people who want to contribute their time and talent to improve Bay Area transportation? The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is seeking applicants to fill several vacancies on its Minority Citizens Advisory Committee (MCAC). The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Aug. 29; however, applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
“MTC must make transportation policy and investment decisions that serve all Bay Area residents,” said MTC Chair Bill Dodd. “MTC’s advisory committees give a voice to a range of viewpoints that enhance our decision-making process. I encourage anyone interested in helping us improve Bay Area mobility to apply for a seat.”
MTC wants to ensure its working groups include individuals who will offer varying perspectives to inform and influence its major transportation policy and funding decisions. Seats on MCAC reflect the Bay Area’s diversity, including members from ethnic minority and low-income communities.
Vacancies on the Minority Citizens Advisory Committee remain in Napa County for a representative from the African-American or Asian community; in San Francisco for a representative from the Latino community; in Solano County for a representative from the Asian or Latino community; and in Sonoma County from the African-American, Asian, or Latino community. Specific information on each of the vacancies and the committees can be found online at: www.mtc.ca.gov/get_involved/advisory/.
No particular educational background is needed, just an interest in transportation and how it affects residents in each of the aforementioned counties. Experience in working with the community or on community-related issues is desirable. Committee members are expected to attend monthly meetings held at MTC’s offices in Oakland during business hours, and to serve a two-year term. While positions are voluntary, committee members do receive a stipend for their attendance at certain meetings.
MTC’s governing board of commissioners will review all applications and make final appointments to the advisory committees. For more information or to obtain an application, call (415) 778-6757, go to MTC’s Web site at: www.mtc.ca.gov/get_involved/advisory/ or visit the MTC offices at 101 8th Street, Oakland, during regular business hours.
MTC is the regional transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
Pam Grove, MTC: (415) 778-6706
Ursula Vogler, MTC: (510) 817-5785