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 advise 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
Nicole HandyLow Income10/11/2026
Faith DowdArea Agency on Aging7/1/2025

2024 Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Van Buren Public Transit Local Advisory Council (LAC) will be held in 2024 and the first meeting in 2024 as follows:

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

10:00 AM

January 17, 2024
April 17, 2024
July 17, 2024
October 16, 2024

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 11, 2023.