Public Transit Local Advisory Council (LAC)

The Public Transit Local Advisory Council is comprised of seven (7) members that are appointed by the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners and each serve a term of four (4) years.  This Council's task is to make decisions regarding the Van Buren County Public Transit.

Member NameRepresentingTerm Expiration
Richard CurtisSeniors / Users7/1/2023
Julie PiochPlanning7/1/2023
Sharon BennetFamily Advocacy7/1/2024
Melanie GiddingsEducation7/1/2025
VacantLow Income7/1/2021
Faith DowdArea Agency on Aging7/1/2025
Kirk KruithofDisabled3/31/2022

2022 Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the van Buren Public Transit Local Advisory Council (LAC) will be held in 2022 and first meeting in 2022 as follows:

Van Buren Public Transit
610 David Walton Drive
Bangor, MI 49013
(269) 427-7377

10:00 AM

January 12, 2022
April 13, 2022
July 13, 2022
October 12, 2022

The meetings are open to the public and members of the public will have a reasonable opportunity to address the council.  However, the council may close a portion of the meeting to the public for one of the reasons set forth in the Michigan Open Meetings Act.

The Local Advisory Council has been appointed by the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners.  The public is always welcome to comment on public transportation matters in person, in writing, by phone, or by any other means.

Assistance for persons with disabilities will be arranged upon request.

Approved by the LAC on October 13, 2021.