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  • Public Member Recruitment

  • OCTA Board of Directors Seeks Applicants for Public Member

    The Orange County Transportation Authority is the county transportation planning commission, responsible for funding and implementing transit and capital projects for a balanced and sustainable transportation system that reflects the diverse travel needs of the county’s 34 cities and 3.2 million residents. With the mission of keeping Orange County moving, this includes freeways and express lanes, bus and rail transit, rideshare, commuter rail, environmental programs and active transportation.

    OCTA is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors (Board), which sets policy for OCTA. Voting members include five members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, ten Orange County city members, and two Public Members. A non-voting member, representing the California Department of Transportation, also sits on the Board. OCTA is seeking applicants for one Public Member seat for a four-year term.

    Applicant Criteria and Expectations

    Candidates must be residents of Orange County and should have some knowledge of transportation, finance, and OCTA priorities, and an interest in representing the public. A person who is currently serving as an elected official within the County, an elected official of any agency or special district within the County, or an elected official of the County of Orange, and who has held any of those positions in the past four years, are not eligible to apply. To review the Considerations for Selection of Public Member, please click here.

    Board Members are responsible for attending public Board meetings on the second and fourth Monday of every month (except holidays), and various committee meetings, special meetings, workshops, and events. Many of the meetings are held at the OCTA Headquarters, 550 South Main Street, Orange. However, at this time, the meetings are being held in a virtual format until the Governor’s executive order prohibiting public gatherings is lifted. The monthly anticipated time commitment is between 15 to 20 hours per month, the majority of them during business hours.

    Board compensation is $100 per day, with a maximum per month of $500 for OCTA business activities, including meeting, events, etc.

    How to Apply

    By 5 p.m. Friday, February. 26th, 2021, applicants must submit the following: an application, a letter of interest, and a resume of no more than two pages (including any related Board or committee experience).

    There are three ways to submit your information:

    • Complete the online application and upload supporting documents
    • Email the application and supporting documents to Andrea West, Interim Clerk of the Board at
    • Mail the application and supporting documents to:
      • Orange County Transportation Authority
        Attn: Andrea West, Interim Clerk of the Board
        550 South Main Street
        P.O. Box 14184
        Orange, CA 92863-1584

    Thank you for your interest in OCTA and Orange County.

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