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 Bob Gardner, Mono County – CHAIR 2021-22
  • Supervisor Kathleen Haff, Tuolumne County – VICE CHAIR 2021-22
  • Supervisor Ryan Campbell, Tuolumne County
  • Supervisor Stacy Corless, Mono County
  • Supervisor Brett Frazier, Madera County
  • Supervisor Daron McDaniel, Merced County
  • Supervisor Miles Menetrey, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Scott Silveira, Merced County
  • Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Tom Wheeler, Madera County
  • Mayor Rey Leon, City of Huron (non-voting)
  • Mayor Michelle Roman, City of Kingsburg (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.


  • Karen Baker, Merced County representative – CHAIR 2021-22
  • Sandy Hogan, Mono County representative – VICE CHAIR 2021-22
  • Chris Baker, Madera County representative
  • Jim Donovan, Yosemite National Park representative
  • Jonathan Farrington, Mariposa County representative
  • Dana Hallett, Yosemite National Park representative
  • Lisa Mayo, Tuolumne County representative
  • Matthew McClain, Mono County representative
  • Candy O’Donel-Browne, Executive Director representative
  • Terri Peresan, Mariposa County representative
  • Rhonda Salisbury, Madera County representative
  • Jeff Simpson, Executive Director representative
  • Hilda Sousa, Department of Transportation representative
  • Moses Stites, Fresno County representative
  • Nanette Villegas, Merced County representative
  • Vacant, Tuolumne County representative

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