YARTS Board & Advisory Committee
Board & Advisory Committee

The YARTS Joint Powers Authority makes operational and procedural decisions, with important information provided by the Authority Advisory Committee (AAC) and Partnering Agencies, as well as members of the public.

View Joint Powers Agreement Establishing the YARTS Authority and Bylaws

Joint Powers Agency Board (JPA)

The Joint Powers Agency Board meets typically once per quarter and is the governing body of YARTS.


  • Supervisor Daron McDaniel, Merced County
  • Supervisor Bob Gardener, Mono County
  • Supervisor Miles Menetrey, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Mariposa County- CHAIR 2017-2018
  • Supervisor Jerry O’Banion Merced County
  • Supervisor Stacy Corless, Mono County- VICE CHAIR 2017-2018
  • Supervisor John Gray, Tuolumne County (non-voting)
  • Supervisor Tom Wheeler, Madera County (non-voting)
  • Mayor Rhonda Armstrong, City of Kerman/Fresno County (non-voting)
  • Mayor Nathan Vosburg, City of Coalinga/Fresno County (non-voting)

Agendas and Minutes

Upcoming meeting agenda


Authority Advisory Committee (AAC)

The Authority Advisory Committee is a group of representatives from stakeholder communities that provides advice and assistance to YARTS’ management.


  • Jeff Simpson, Economic Development, Mono County
  • Terri Peresean, Department of Community Services, Mariposa County
  • Sandy Hogan, Mono County LTC, Mono County
  • Rich Green, “The Bus”, Merced County Transit
  • Jim Donovan, Yosemite National Park Service
  • Sean Williams, Holiday Inn Express, Merced
  • Candy O’Donel-Browne, Economic Development, Mariposa- VICE-CHAIR 2017
  • Danna Stroud, Yosemite Gateway Partners, Mono County- CHAIR 2017
  • Karen Baker, California Welcome Center, Merced
  • Terry Selk, Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Mariposa
  • Tom Dumas, Caltrans
  • Steve Smallcombe, Mariposa County
  • Michelle Miller, Chair, Yosemite/Madera County Visitors Bureau
  • Layla Forstedt, CEO, Fresno Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Nannette Villegas, Merced Mall
  • Moses Stites, General Manager, Fresno Rural Transit
  • Lisa Mayo, Executive Director, Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau

Agendas and Minutes

View upcoming/most recent meeting notice

Partner Agencies

Agreements, Documents, and Public Notices

VIA Service Reports

View monthly VIA report