YARTS Board & Advisory Committee
Board & Advisory Committee

The YARTS Joint Powers Authority (JPA) 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 Authority Board (JPA)

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


  • Supervisor Kathleen Haff, Tuolumne County – CHAIR 2022-23
  • Supervisor Daron McDaniel, Merced County – VICE CHAIR 2022-23
  • Supervisor Ryan Campbell, Tuolumne County
  • Supervisor Lynda Salcido, Mono County
  • Supervisor Jordan Wamhoff, Madera County
  • Supervisor Bob Gardner, Mono County
  • Supervisor Miles Menetrey, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Scott Silveira, Merced County
  • Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Bobby Macaulay, Madera County

Authority Advisory Committee (AAC)

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


  • Karen Baker, Merced County representative – CHAIR 2022-23
  • Sandy Hogan, Mono County representative – VICE CHAIR 2022-23
  • Chris Baker, Madera County representative
  • Maddie Brown, Executive Director representative
  • Jim Donovan, Yosemite National Park representative
  • Jonathan Farrington, Mariposa County representative
  • D.S. Gorder, Yosemite National Park representative
  • Lisa Mayo, Tuolumne County representative
  • Candy O’Donel-Browne, Executive Director representative
  • Rhonda Salisbury, Madera County representative
  • Hilda Sousa, Department of Transportation representative
  • Moses Stites, Fresno County representative
  • Nanette Villegas, Merced County representative
  • Vacant, Mariposa County representative
  • Vacant, Mono County representative
  • Vacant, Tuolumne County representative

Partner Agencies

Public Notices

YARTS Notice of Public Comment and Public Hearing

YARTS Public Review and Comment Period

Agreements and Documents


YARTS Approved FY 19/20 Budget

YARTS Approved TAM Plan and SGR

YARTS Alternative Workshop PowerPoint from October 17, 2018 Joint meeting

VIA Service Reports

View monthly VIA Report