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 – CHAIR 2018-19
  • Supervisor Miles Menetrey, Mariposa County – VICE CHAIR 2018-19
  • Supervisor Stacy Corless, Mono County
  • Supervisor Bob Gardner, Mono County
  • Supervisor Jerry O’Banion, Merced County
  • Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Mariposa County
  • 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)

Authority Advisory Committee (AAC)

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


  • Candy O’Donel-Browne, Economic Development, Mariposa – CHAIR 2018-19
  • Karen Baker, California Welcome Center, Merced – VICE CHAIR 2018-19
  • Jim Donovan, Yosemite National Park Service
  • Tom Dumas, Caltrans, District 10
  • Johnathan Farrington, Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Mariposa County
  • Layla Forstedt, CEO, Fresno Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sandy Hogan, Mono County LTC, Mono County
  • Lisa Mayo, Executive Director, Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
  • Matt McClain, Mammoth Lakes Recreation, Mono County
  • Michelle Miller, Chair, Yosemite/Madera County Visitors Bureau
  • Terri Peresean, Department of Community Services, Mariposa County
  • Jeff Simpson, Economic Development, Mono County
  • Steve Smallcombe, Mariposa County
  • Moses Stites, General Manager, Fresno Rural Transit
  • Nannette Villegas, Merced Mall
  • Hubert Walsh, Private Citizen
  • Sean Williams, Holiday Inn Express, Merced

Partner Agencies

Agreements, Documents, and Public Notices


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