Director Lisa Bartlett was unanimously selected as the new chair of the OCTA Board of Directors at its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 8.
Bartlett served as the vice chair last year. She replaces Michael Hennessey, the outgoing Chairman who remains on the board as one of two public members.
“I’m honored to be selected by my colleagues to help guide an agency that is so vital to improving the lives of the county’s residents, employees and visitors,” said Bartlett. “I look forward to working closely with the agency, public and our stakeholders to deliver much-needed and innovative transportation solutions that will benefit us today and shape our future.”
Bartlett is the Fifth District Supervisor for the County of Orange, and she also serves on the boards of CalOptima, Orange County Fire Authority, Transportation Corridor Agencies and the Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission.
Director Tim Shaw was selected to serve as vice chair. Shaw, also the Mayor of La Habra, has served on the OCTA board representing the Fourth District since 2012 and has held leadership roles including chair of the Transit Committee.
The OCTA board is comprised 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.