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Board Meetings

COTA Board of Trustees

Overview

The COTA Board of Trustees meets every month throughout the year except August.

All board meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the William G. Porter Boardroom at 33 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215.

The Board Chair shall have the discretion to recognize special speakers, public officials and guests to speak without a time limitation prior to the public comment period.

Public comments will be allowed at the beginning of each COTA Board meeting prior to the discussion of the COTA Board agenda items. People wishing to address the Board should sign in with the Assistant Secretary prior to the commencement of the meeting.

Special Notifications

A special meeting of the Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017  at 8:00 a.m., in the  William G. Porter Boardroom-33 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43221.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss COTA’s fare structure review.

2017 Board Meeting Schedule & Minutes

January 11
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee
Minutes

January 18
9:00 a.m.- Technology Committee

January 25
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees

February 6
9:00 a.m. Operations Committee
Minutes

February 22
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee

March 8
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee

March 15
9:00 a.m. – Technology Committee

March 22
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Minutes
Immediately following Board – Governance Committee
Minutes

April 26 
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees Annual Meeting
Immediately following Board – Communications and Marketing

The Communications and Marketing Committee Meeting scheduled for April 26 was rescheduled for May 10 at 9 a.m. 

May 10
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee

The Communications & Marketing Committee Meeting scheduled for April 26 was rescheduled for May 10 at 9 a.m. 

May 17
9:00 a.m.- Technology Committee

May 24
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Minutes

June 15
A Special Planning Committee meeting occurred on Thursday, June 15, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., in the William G. Porter Boardroom.  The purpose of the meeting was to review the final NextGen Report.

June 20
A Special Meeting of the COTA Board of Trustees occurred on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Street. The purpose of this retreat was to discuss the Board governance structure and to update the Board’s strategic framework to guide future growth and development.

June 23
A Special Meeting of the Operations Committee occurred on June 23, 9-10 a.m.

June 28
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee

The Communications and Marketing Committee meeting scheduled for June 28 was cancelled.

July 12
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee

The Planning Committee Meeting scheduled for July 12 was cancelled.

July 19
9:00 a.m. – Technology Committee

The Technology Committee Meeting scheduled for July 19 was cancelled.

July 21
A Special Meeting of the Operations Committee occurred on July 21 at 10 a.m. A representative from the City of Columbus  provided an update on the Smart Columbus project.

July 26
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees

August 23
9:00 a.m.  – Communications & Marketing Committee

August  24
11:30 a.m. – COTA Annual Luncheon (Hyatt Regency)

August  30
9:00 a.m. – Special Board of Trustees Meeting

September 12
10:00 a.m. – Planning Committee

September 13
9:30 a.m. – Advancement Program Steering Committee

A Special meeting of the Advancement Program Steering Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 9:30 a.m., in the William G. Porter Boardroom. 33 N. High Street, Columbus , OH. 43221.

The purpose of the meeting is to initiate the development of a plan to implement the recommendations arising from the June 20, 2017 High-Impact Governing Work Session and review proposed amendments to COTA’s Governance Guidelines, Rules and Regulations, Ethics Policy, other governance documents and policies in furtherance of said implementation.

September 20
The Technology Committee meeting scheduled for September 20 has been cancelled.

September 27
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees

October 19
8:00 a.m. – Finance Committee

A special meeting of the Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017  at 8:00 a.m., in the  William G. Porter Boardroom-33 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43221.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss COTA’s fare structure review.

October 25
7:30 a.m. – Finance Committee
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee

November 8
8:00 a.m. – Finance Committee
9:00 a.m. – Planning Committee

November 15
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
9:00 a.m. – Technology Committee

December 6
8:00 a.m. – Finance Committee

December 13
8:00 a.m. – Board of Trustees
Immediately following Board – Communications & Marketing Committee

Board Meeting Archives

COTA policy requires the permanent retention of board meeting minutes. To view  minutes previous to 2014, please contact customer service and file a public records request.

Schedules and Minutes Click Here
2014 Schedule and Meetings Click Here
2015 Schedule and Minutes Click Here