YARTS - Public Transit to Yosemite : 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 John Pedrozo, Merced County-VICE-CHAIR 2016
  • Supervisor Tim Aplers, Mono County
  • Supervisor John Carrier, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Hub Walsh, Merced County
  • Supervisor Stacy Corless, Mono County- CHAIR 2016
  • Supervisor John Gray, Tuolumne County (non-voting)
  • Supervisor Tom Wheeler, Madera County (non-voting)
  • Mayor Sylvia Chavez, City of Huron/Fresno County (non-voting)
  • Mayor Stephen Hill, City of Kerman/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 2015
  • Danna Stroud, Yosemite Gateway Partners, Mono County- CHAIR 2015
  • 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