Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp elected chair of Valley Metro RPTA

Suzanne Klapp photoThe information below originally appeared in a press release issued by Valley Metro:

PHOENIX, AZ – The Valley Metro RPTA and Valley Metro Rail Boards of Directors have elected new officers for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 term.

Elected to serve beginning July 1, 2017 for Valley Metro RPTA:
Chair – Scottsdale Vice Mayor Suzanne Klapp (pictured at right)
Vice Chair – Glendale Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff
Treasurer – Chandler Vice Mayor Kevin Hartke

“A robust and thoughtfully planned regional transit system is a crucial component to a stronger future for everyone who calls the Valley home,” said Klapp. “Valley Metro RPTA remains focused on this, and I am pleased to lend my experience and perspective to the effort.”

Valley Metro RPTA is the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated, multi-modal transit options to residents of greater Phoenix. With a core mission of building the community, driving the economy and serving riders, 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 15 cities and towns and Maricopa County.

Elected to serve beginning July 1, 2017 for Valley Metro Rail:
Chair – Mesa Councilmember Christopher Glover
Vice Chair – Phoenix Councilmember Thelda Williams

“The goal of Valley Metro Rail is to bring together more people with more destinations throughout the Valley,” said Glover. “The cooperation of all of our cities is imperative to achieve that mission. It is an honor to be the Chair and I can’t wait to get started with my colleagues on the Board as we work to maintain transparency in the planning, managing and operations of our Valley’s rail system.”

Valley Metro Rail plans, constructs, operates and maintains the light rail/high-capacity system in the greater Phoenix area. The Board is comprised of elected officials from five member cities who provide policy direction for rail service.

Click herelinks to external site for more about the Valley Metro Boards of Directors.

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