The Sound Transit Board has permanent committees that focus on different areas of agency business:
The Executive Committee's responsibilities include oversight and review of board rules and structure, agency policies, financial planning, budgeting, legislative planning, government relations and communications strategies. The committee also evaluates the CEO's performance.
Meeting Schedule: Executive Committee meetings are the first Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Committee Members: Dave Somers (chair); Ron Lucas (vice chair); John Marchione (vice chair); Claudia Balducci; Dow Constantine; Bruce Dammeier; Jenny Durkan; Roger Millar; Paul Roberts; Victoria Woodards
Operations and Administration Committee
The Operations and Administrative Committee oversees the agency's operating plans, transit services and customers. The committee approves the annual Service Implementation Plan (SIP), recommends the annual service delivery and agency administration budgets, and recommends operational and administrative policies to the Executive Committee and/or board. The committee has the authority to approve operating and administration transactions that exceed the CEO's level of authority and are under $5 million.
Meeting Schedule: Operations and Administration Committee meetings are the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.
Committee Members: Paul Roberts (chair); Joe McDermott (vice chair); David Baker; Dave Earling; Kent Keel; Ron Lucas; Peter von Reichbauer.
The Capital Committee oversees all capital projects including scope, budget, schedule and construction activities. The committee recommends actions related to the phase gate program, capital-related policies and the capital budget to the Executive Committee and/or board. The committee has the authority to approve capital program transactions that exceed the CEO's level of authority and are under $5 million.
Meeting Schedule: Capital Committee meetings are the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Committee Members: Claudia Balducci (chair); Kent Keel (vice chair); Nancy Backus; Dave Earling; Rob Johnson; John Marchione; Dave Upthegrove; Victoria Woodards
Audit and Reporting Committee
The Audit and Reporting Committee is responsible for the oversight/review of the agency's financial reports, internal and external audits and internal controls. The committee also reviews and approves performance audits to be conducted by the Internal Audit Division.
Meeting Schedule: The Audit and Reporting Committee meetings are the third Thursday of the month on a quarterly basis from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Committee Members: Rob Johnson (chair); Bruce Dammeier (vice chair); Nancy Backus; David Baker; Dave Earling; Joe McDermott; Fred Auch (Citizen Oversight Panel chair).