Advisory and Coordinating Committees

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The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is composed of 20 members from community groups and 5 members from the public at ­large. The primary function of the CAC is to review projects, policy statements, funding programs, and any other items that may be acted on by the SCTA and to provide input and recommendations for the SCTA’s decision making process. The CAC also serves as the independent oversight committee for Measure M. The Chair of the CAC is John Bly, representing the Engineering Contractors Association.

Engineering Contractors AssociationJohn Bly, Chair
Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of CommerceMousa Abbasi, Vice Chair
Sonoma County AllianceDennis Harter
Building Industry AssociationMark Hale
League of Women Voters of Sonoma CountyRick Luttmann
North Bay Association of RealtorsVacant
North Bay Chapter of the Electric Auto AssociationGerry Glaser
North Bay Labor CouncilNatalie Higley
North Bay Organizing ProjectCarol Taylor
Sierra ClubSteve Birdlebough
Sonoma County Area Agency on AgingKathleen Cortez
Sonoma County Bicycle CoalitionEris Weaver
Sonoma County Conservation CoalitionTom Conlon
Sonoma County Farm BureauVacant
Sonoma County Taxpayers AssociationVacant
Sonoma County TourismClaudia Vecchio
Sonoma County Transportation and Land-Use CoalitionJake Mackenzie
SOS RoadsJeff Blakeslee
Transit Paratransit Coordinating CommitteeJeana Ericksen
Sonoma County WinegrowersJen Richards
1st DistrictTim Zahner
2nd DistrictMark Soiland
3rd DistrictTom Bahning
4th DistrictBrian Ling
5th DistrictVacant

Transit Paratransit

The Transit Paratransit Coordinating Committee (TPCC) assists the SCTA in making funding decisions regarding transit and paratransit programs throughout the county. The TPCC aims to include representation from potential transit users over 60 years of age, transit users living with disabilities, the Latinx community, local social service providers for seniors, social service providers for persons with disabilities, the low income community, and from each paratransit operator within the county. Each city council may also appoint one representative.

SCTA is currently recruiting for vacant TPCC membership positions.

Please click this link if you would like to become a member of the TPCC

Sonoma County TransitSteven Schmitz, Chair
MV Transportation Santa RosaMohammed Ali, Vice Chair
State Council on Developmental DisabilitiesJeana Ericksen
Area Agency on Aging, Advisory CouncilKathleen Cortez
Petaluma People Service CenterVacant
Golden Gate TransitJon Gaffney
Santa Rosa CityBusYuri Koslen / Rachel Ede
Petaluma TransitMaria Arce / Jared Hall
Volunteer WheelsVacant

Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian

The Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (CBPAC) advises the SCTA on programming decisions for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and aids in project coordination and planning. It is composed of representatives from each bicycle advisory committee in the cities and County (and serves as the BPAC for cities that do not have their own). The Chair of the CBPAC is Steven Schmitz, County of Sonoma.

County of SonomaSteven Schmitz, Chair
City of PetalumaKen Eichstaedt, Vice Chair
City of CloverdaleRafael Miranda
City of CotatiJon-Paul Harries
City of Healdsburgvacant
City of Rohnert ParkEydie Tacata/Tim Hensel
City of Santa RosaNancy Adams/Rachel Ede
City of SebastopolJohn Jay
City of SonomaWendy Atkins
County of Sonoma Citizen RepresentativeJoe Morgan
County of Sonoma, Permit Sonomavacant
County of Sonoma, Regional ParksElizabeth Tyree/Ken Tam
Town of WindsorMona Ibrahim / Alejandro Perez


The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is a subcommittee of the TAC and meets regularly to discuss countywide and regional planning processes. The SCTA Modeling Subcommittee functions including oversight of the travel demand modeling is  part of the PAC responsibility as well. The Chair of the PAC is Brian Oh, County of Sonoma – Permit Sonoma.

County of Sonoma - Permit SonomaBrian Oh, Chair
City of CloverdaleKevin Thompson
City of CotatiNoah Housh
City of HealdsburgScott Duiven
City of PetalumaHeather Hines
City of Rohnert ParkJeff Beiswenger
City of Santa RosaJessica Jones/ Amy Lyle / Clare Hartman / Amy Nicholson
City of SebastopolKari Svanstrom
City of SonomaDavid Storer
Town of WindsorKim Jordan/Patrick Streeter
County of Sonoma – Permit SonomaScott Orr
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheriavacant
LAFCOMark Bramfitt
Sonoma County TransitBryan Albee / Steven Schmitz
Santa Rosa CityBusRachel Ede
Golden Gate TransitRon Downing
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)Joanne Parker / Emily Betts / Chris Bearden
Petaluma TransitJared Hall


The primary function of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is to advise the SCTA on all technical matters. It is composed of Public Works Directors or their representatives, Planning Directors and Transit Operators from each jurisdiction in Sonoma County. It also includes representatives from Caltrans, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District. The Chair of the TAC is Larry Zimmer, City of Healdsburg.

Public Works
City of HealdsburgLarry Zimmer, Chair
City of Cloverdale
City of CotatiCraig Scott
County of Sonoma, Transportation & Public WorksSteven Urbanek/Nader Dahu
County of Sonoma, Regional ParksElizabeth Tyree
City of PetalumaKen Eichstaedt
City of Rohnert ParkEydie Tacata
City of Santa RosaNancy Adams
City of SebastopolToni Bertolero
City of SonomaOriana Hart
Town of WindsorAlejandro Perez
Sonoma County TransitBryan Albee
Santa Rosa CityBusRachel Ede
Golden Gate TransitRon Downing
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)Joanne Parker
Petaluma TransitJared Hall