The Ames Transit Agency (CyRide) is an administrative agency of the City of Ames and is governed by a Board of Trustees which meets monthly throughout the year. The six-member board consists of the Ames City Manager, ISU's Senior Vice President for University Services, a member of the Ames City Council, an appointee by the Mayor of Ames, an Iowa State University Government of the Student Body (GSB) Senator, and an appointee by the President of GSB. The board's responsibilities are to: oversee the operation, management, control and governance of transit services in the Ames community.
NEXT CYRIDE BOARD MEETING
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
February 15, 2018 CyRide Board Packet Typically the agenda/packet materials are posted 3 business days prior to the meeting.)
Location:CyRide; Large Conference Room; 601 N. University Boulevard; Ames, IA 50010
PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES/AGENDA PACKETS:
FUTURE BOARD MEETING DATES/TIMES
- Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend any CyRide board meeting and comment directly to the Board of Trustees. Please limit comments to no more than 5 minutes. Individuals may also send any correspondence directly to the board representatives at the following e-mail addresses by clicking on their name listed below under current board members, or via regular mail to CyRide; 601 N. University Boulevard; Ames, IA 50010.
To email the entire CyRide Board of Trustees and Transit Director in one group email, click here or you may email each board member individually by clicking on their names above their bio's shown below.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
AMES CITY MANAGER: Indefinite term
Steve is the City Manager for the City of Ames and has been on CyRide's board since its inception. Steve is responsible to the Ames City Council for the proper administration of all city business (18 departments and divisions) and for the annual budget. Since CyRide is an agency of the City, CyRide's operating and capital budget is part of the overall City of Ames budget; therefore all finances are approved by the Ames City Council in addition to CyRide's board. Steve comments, "I'm proud of CyRide's customer driven focus where nearly 7 million passengers are safely transported each year throughout the Ames community."
|PAM ELLIOTT CAIN
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY'S INTERIM SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY SERVICES
Pam Cain began her term on CyRide's Board of Trustee's in November 2017. This bio is currently under further development.
AMES CITY COUNCIL APPOINTEE- Term expires 5/15/2019
Chris Nelson joined CyRide's Board in May 2017. Chris has received multiple degrees including a B.S. in chemical engineering and M.S in civil and Construction engineering both from Iowa State University and a MBA from the University of Iowa. Chris is currently the Vice President for Nelson Electric, the family business that his great grandfather began in 1908. Chris is involved in many community service organizations such as Mainstream Living board of directors, Farm House Fraternity Association board member and the Rotary Club of Ames. In Chris's spare time, he enjoys running, biking, reading and woodworking.
MAYORAL APPOINTEE(filling unexpired term): Term expires 5/15/2019
Liz Jeffery began her term on CyRide's Board in January 2018. Liz is the owner of Arcadia Cafe in Ames. This bio is currently under further development.
CYRIDE BOARD PRESIDENTISU STUDENT GOVERNMENT SENATOR
APPOINTMENT: Term expires 5/15/2018.
Steven, ISU's Student Government's Senator Representative, became a CyRide Board Member in May 2016. Steven is from Long Valley, New Jersey and currently a Senior with a double degree focus in Political Science and Economics. He currently serves on the Student Government as the Senator for the Interfraternity Council. Steven states, "The CyRide board seemed like a fantastic way to continue my involvement as a student and an individual who aspires to continue helping in making the student experience better. I understand the concerns of a lot of students, as a student myself. I utilize the Blue and Red routes frequently and want to try and alleviate a lot of the problems those routes incur." Steven encourages students to reach out to him with any concerns they may have regarding the public transit, as it is a critical component to our university and city as a whole. You can reach Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quick response!
ISU STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT: Term expires 5/15/2018