FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
Applications for advisory committees are being accepted through May 8
ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority is seeking community leaders to fill seats on its Citizens Advisory Committee. OCTA is also seeking volunteers who represent individuals with disabilities and senior citizens in the county to serve on its Special Needs Advisory Committee.
These 34-member committees meet throughout the year to provide input on a broad spectrum of transportation projects, studies and outreach activities and offer input to OCTA staff and its board of directors.
The OCTA board appoints members to each of the committees.
The CAC is responsible for identifying opportunities for community input, recommending methods for obtaining public feedback on specific transportation issues, serving as a liaison between the public and OCTA and participating in roundtable discussions.
SNAC members are responsible for advising OCTA about issues that relate to OCTA transit and paratransit services, recommending how to best receive input from disabled and senior transit users and communicating with care providers and agency clients regarding transit-related information.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, live in Orange County and willing to participate for a two-year term on the CAC or a three-year term on the SNAC. Potential committee members should also demonstrate a history of participating in community activities and transportation issues and be willing to dedicate at least 20 hours per year to OCTA meetings and activities.
Applications will be accepted through May 8 and are available at www.octa.net/cac and www.octa.net/snac.
The OCTA board of directors is expected to select the members for each committee by the end of June.
For additional information, please contact Michael Boubion at (714) 560-5428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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