Snohomish County Councilmember Strom Peterson has joined the Community Transit board of sirectors, attending his first meeting Thursday as a newly appointed member.
Peterson replaces outgoing board member Stephanie Wright, who resigned from her county council seat in August to take a job in the county executive’s office. Peterson, who also serves as a Washington State Representative from the 21st Legislative District, was recently appointed to the Snohomish County Council representing District 3, which includes Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodway and a part of unincorporated Snohomish County.
“I’m pleased to join the Community Transit board and represent the people of Snohomish County during this unprecedented time of growth,” Peterson said. “As a long-time resident and former business owner, I appreciated the importance of a strong transit network to meet the needs of our changing community.”
The Community Transit board is comprised of nine elected officials from Snohomish County and the cities within the transit agency’s service district, as well as a labor representative selected by the agency’s bargaining units.
In addition to Peterson, current board members are:
Board chair: Joe Marine, Mukilteo Mayor
Board vice-chair: Jan Schuette, Arlington city councilmember
Board secretary: Tom Merrill, Snohomish city councilmember
Board member: Kim Daughtry, Lake Stevens city councilmember
Board member: Christine Frizzell, Lynnwood mayor
Board member: Jared Mead, Snohomish County councilmember
Board member: Jon Nehring, Marysville mayor
Board member: Lance Norton, labor representative
Board member: Sid Roberts, Stanwood mayor
Mike Gallagher, Brier city councilmember
Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, Mountlake Terrace mayor
Nate Nehring, Snohomish County councilmember
Susan Paine, Edmonds city councilmember
Mason Thompson, Bothell mayor
Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99, the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field, and the Swift Orange Line coming to Mill Creek and Lynnwood in 2024.