La Habra City Councilman Tim Shaw was unanimously selected as the new chairman of the OCTA Board of Directors.
Following his service last year as the OCTA board vice chairman, Shaw replaces outgoing Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett, also the county’s Fifth District Supervisor, who remains on the board representing her south Orange County district.
“This is an important time for Orange County transportation and I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues to help lead an agency that works diligently to improve the lives of our residents,” Shaw said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on the board, our staff and the public on vital projects such as the I-405 Improvement Project, OC Streetcar and enhancing OC Bus service.”
Serving on the La Habra City Council since 2008, with two terms as mayor, Shaw has represented the Fourth District on the OCTA board since 2012. His experience includes leadership roles on OCTA’s Executive and Legislative and Communications committees and he has also been a member of the State Route 91 Advisory Committee. He is one of two Orange County representatives serving on the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN) Board of Directors.
Director Steve Jones, also the Mayor of Garden Grove, was selected as vice chairman. Jones has represented the First District on the OCTA board since 2013.
The OCTA board is composed of 18 members including the five county supervisors, two members from city councils in each of the five supervisorial districts, two public members and the Caltrans District Director, who serves in a non-voting ex-officio capacity.