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 Scott Silveira, Merced County – CHAIR 2020-21
  • Supervisor Bob Gardner, Mono County – VICE CHAIR 2020-21
  • Supervisor Ryan Campbell, Tuolumne County
  • Supervisor Stacy Corless, Mono County
  • Supervisor Kathleen Haff, Tuolumne County
  • Supervisor Daron McDaniel, Merced County
  • Supervisor Miles Menetrey, Mariposa County
  • Supervisor Rosemarie Smallcombe, Mariposa County
  • Mayor Rey Leon, City of Huron (non-voting)
  • Mayor Michelle Roman, City of Kingsburg (non-voting)
  • Supervisor Tom Wheeler, Madera 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 2020-21
  • Karen Baker, Merced Regional Airport – VICE CHAIR 2020-21
  • Jim Donovan, Yosemite National Park Service
  • Jonathan Farrington, Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau, Mariposa County
  • Dana Hallett, Private Citizen, Mariposa County
  • Sandy Hogan, Private Citizen, Mono County
  • Lisa Mayo, Executive Director, Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau
  • Matt McClain, Private Citizen, Mono County
  • Terri Peresan, Department of Community Services, Mariposa County
  • Jeff Simpson, Economic Development, Mono County
  • Hilda Sousa, Caltrans, District 10
  • Moses Stites, General Manager, Fresno Rural Transit
  • Nanette Villegas, Merced Mall

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