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*** Congratulations to Jamie Lewis for being appointed
temporary Director For District A. More details below. ***

RTD is governed by a 15-member, publicly elected Board of Directors. Directors are elected to a four-year term and represent a specific district of about 200,000 constituents.

2024 Full Board Meeting Schedule and Officers

The board meets 10 times a year on the fourth Tuesday of the month, with the exception of August and December.

5:30pm Tue Jan 30th – Attend via ZoomBoard Briefing DocumentsAgenda PacketMinutes
5:30pm Tue Feb 27th
5:30pm Tue Mar 26th
5:30pm Tue Apr 30th
5:30pm Tue May 29th
5:30pm Tue Jun 25th
5:30pm Tue Jul 30th
5:30pm Tue Sep 24th
5:30pm Tue Oct 22nd
5:30pm Tue Nov 26th

Chair: Erik Davidson
First Vice Chair: Lynn Guissinger
Second Vice Chair: Peggy Caitlin
Treasurer: Julian Bouquet
Secretary: Michael Guzman

District A currently has a temporary Director…

On Jan 12th, 2024, RTD announced the sad news that District A Director Kate Williams is unable to continue serving due to serious health issues. Director Williams is a true transit champ, and we believe her experience as a bus and train rider has been essential to influencing changes in favor of the rider experience.

As District A falls fully within the City & County of Denver, the Mayor will appoint a temporary director (which is ratified by the City Council) until a full time replacement is elected this November.

Our letter to the Denver Mayor…

On Jan 16th, 2024, Greater Denver Transit sent a letter to Denver Mayor Mike Johnson expressing out support for Chris Nicholson for the interim appointment but also supporting Jamie Lewis should the Mayor wish the appointee not to seek election in November 2024.

…and the Mayor’s response.

We are thrilled announce that the Mayor listened to us and appointed Jamie Lewis as a temporary director for District A!

Public Participation in Board Meetings

RTD offers members of the public a unique opportunity to address the entire Board, GM & CEO plus senior staff each month at full board meetings. Speakers get 3 minutes “on the soapbox” to talk about any RTD related topic. The Directors and staff will not respond immediately to your comments but if you make it clear you would like a response, they will follow up at a later date as appropriate.

Public participation usually gets going within a few minutes of the Board meeting starting. The chair will call in-person members of the public to comment in the order that they signed in and then call for commenters online. After public participation is over, you are welcome to stay for the remainder of the meeting or leave as you please.

Tips for Public Participation

  • Rehearse beforehand what you are going to say and keep it direct to the point.
  • Refer to people by their proper titles (e.g. “Chair Guissinger”, “Director Davidson”, “GM & CEO Johnson”).
  • Speak slowly and clearly.
  • Photographs, exhibits and props are allowed (within reason!)
  • At the end of your comments, thank the Board for the opportunity to speak.

Written Comments

The RTD Board Office also accepts written public comment, submitted by email to RTD.BoardOffice@rtd-denver.com. If you get your email in a couple of hours in before the meeting starts, a copy will be printed out and placed in front of every Director.