The Board of Directors is the 10-member body that makes final decisions about the RTA’s operations. Most actions that the RTA takes require a board vote, sometimes resulting in an official resolution. The Board also represents each of the RTA’s five Member Jurisdictions.

Eight board members, appointed by County Executives or County Commission chairs, represent the four RTA counties: Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne. Each county appoints two board members.The Mayor of Detroit appoints one board member. The Governor of Michigan appoints a non-voting board chair. Board members serve for three-year terms.

Paul Hillegonds

Governor Representative, Chair
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Freman Hendrix

City of Detroit Representative
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Donald Morandini

Adjunct Faculty, Macomb County Community College, Macomb County Representative
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John W. Swatosh

Macomb County Representative
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Chuck Moss

Oakland County Representative
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Timothy J. Soave

Director of Finance, Older Person’s Commission of Rochester Hills, Rochester, and Oakland Township, Oakland County Representative
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Ned Staebler

Washtenaw County Representative
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Alma Wheeler Smith

Washtenaw County Representative
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June Lee

Wayne County Representative
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Erica Robertson

Wayne County Representative
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