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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 Vice President of Business and Finance, 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 

Date/Time:     Wednesday, May 24, 2017; 8:30a.m. (TIME CHANGE!)

Meeting Materials:  May 24, 2017 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:  Click here!

FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS 

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:30a.m. (TIME CHANGE!)
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
  • NO JULY MEETING
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 8:00 a.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.

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

STEVE SHAINKER 

STEVE SCHAINKERAMES 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." 

WARREN MADDEN 

Warren MaddenIOWA STATE UNIVERSITY'S VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE:  Indefinite term

 

Warren is vice president for business and finance at Iowa State University and has been a CyRide board member since its inception.  Warren's specific responsibilities at the University include accounting, investments, payroll, human resource services, business services, facilities planning and management, public safety, purchasing, telecommunications, environmental health and safety departments, risk management operations, University Museums, Reiman Gardens, and the Iowa State Center. He serves on the boards of a number of university affiliated and community organizations. 

Tim Gartin

AMES CITY COUNCIL APPOINTEE- Term expires 5/15/19

 

Chris Nelson joined CyRide's Board in May 2017.  Bio still in development.


JOHN HAILA, PE

John Haila, PECYRIDE BOARD PRESIDENT

MAYORAL APPOINTEE:  Term expires 5/15/17

 

John Haila joined CyRide's Board of Trustees in March 2014. John is President of his own architectural firm in Ames, HAILA Architecture | Structure | Planning, located on Main Street in the downtown area. John relocated his business to Ames in 2009 and then moved to Ames two years later.  John has nearly forty years experience working on architectural and structural design of commercial, K-12 and higher educational facilities, multi-family housing, nursing homes, small and large offices, medical buildings, light industrial and commercial work.  John has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and has completed Structural Engineering post graduate work, all from Iowa State University.

 

John is the past President and current board member of the Campustown Action Association, a Board member of the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity Board.  John and his wife Mary are blessed to have both their sons, their wives and seven grandchildren living in Ames.   In John's spare time, he enjoys garden railroading, gardening, reading, working in the yard and serving as an elder of Oakwood Road Church. 

STEVEN VALENTINO
ISU STUDENT GOVERNMENT SENATOR APPOINTMENT:  Term expires 5/15/17. 

Steven ValentinoSteven, 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 stevenv@iastate.edu for a quick response!

JUAN BIBILONI-RIVERA

Juan Bibiloni-Rivera ISU STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT:  Term expires 5/15/19

Mr. Bibiloni-Rivera joins CyRide in May 2017. 

Bio still in development.

 

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