New board members represent Washington County, east Multnomah County
Bruce Warner and Travis Stovall have been appointed to the TriMet Board of Directors, representing Washington County and east Multnomah County, respectively. The new members will begin their terms next week.
Bruce Warner has had a long career in public policy and transportation in Oregon. Most recently he served as the interim city manager for the City of Hillsboro. Before that he was executive director of the Portland Development Commission, served as director of Oregon’s Department of Transportation and as director of Washington County’s Department of Land Use and Transportation.
Warner lives in Hillsboro and will represent Washington County on the board. He replaces Rick Van Beveren, who had served on board since 2007, and President since May 2010.
Travis Stovall owns and operates a management and consulting company in Gresham. Stovall currently serves as executive director of the East Metro Economic Alliance and has served as president of the Gresham Chamber of Commerce for the past six years.
Stovall is a Gresham resident and replaces Lynn Lehrbach. He will represent east Multnomah County on the board.
“Bruce’s previous public service, vast transportation experience and leadership will be valuable to our board and the community,” said TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane. “Travis has broad business and finance experience that will be critical as we work to close our $17 million budget shortfall.”
About the TriMet Board of Directors
The seven-member TriMet Board is appointed by the governor and sets policy for the agency as well as appoints the general manager, implements legislation pertaining to transit operations and reviews and approves certain contracts. Board members are volunteers and can serve up to two four-year terms.