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: Thursday, April 25, 2017; 8:00 a.m.
Meeting Materials: April 25, 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
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 8:00 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
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."
IOWA 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.
AMES CITY COUNCIL APPOINTEE- Term expires 5/15/17
Tim Gartin joined CyRide's Board of Trustees in May 2015. Tim was appointed by the Mayor to serve on CyRide's Board but is happy to do so because of the significance of transit in our community. Tim rides the Red, Blue and Brown bus routes and therefore knows many CyRide drivers on a first-name basis. He proclaims, “I love our CyRide drivers as they are so friendly and helpful!”
Tim received his B.A. from Iowa Wesleyan College, M.A from Iowa State University and J.D. from Northern Illinois University. Tim is an Attorney with Hastings, Gartin & Boettger L.L.P in Ames as well as being a temporary instructor at Iowa State University. He has held various Ames’ community service positions over the years with the latest position representing the 2nd Ward for the Ames City Council. Tim and his wife Tara have four children, Nathan, Peter, Elizabeth and Joshua. He spends any free time being active with his church, boy scouts, running with Team Vardo as well as attending his kids' activities.
Tim declares, “Ames has one of the best bus systems in the country. This did not happen accidentally and I appreciate the leadership that has brought us to this point today. It is critical that we work hard to make sure that CyRide continues to be a great organization for the next 50 years. As the ridership numbers demonstrate, Ames has embraced public transportation and I want to do what I can to make it better and last far into the future. "
|JOHN HAILA, PE
CYRIDE 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 reloaded 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.
|ISU STUDENT GOVERNMENT SENATOR APPOINTMENT: Term expires 5/15/17.
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 email@example.com for a quick response!
AMES AREA METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE
ISU STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTMENT: Term expires 5/15/7
Cole, Iowa State Student Government's Representative appointment, became a CyRide Board Member in May 2016. Cole's hometown is Rockford, Iowa and he is a Senior double majoring in Public Relations and Political Science. Cole is the Student Government President as well as being the Vice President of Finance for his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. Cole states, "CyRide is one of the best parts of the community. Having CyRide in Ames is very important and since Student Government is the largest financial supporter of the CyRide, it is important for me to be on the board to ensure that students needs are being met." Cole has ridden CyRide countless times while being at ISU typically riding the Red, Blue, Gold or Orange routes.