SBCTA Elects New Board Leadership

June 27, 2024

Each summer a subtle yet important transition takes place among the SBCTA board of directors. 

During the June board meeting, two board members are appointed by their peers to serve as president and vice president for the upcoming fiscal year from July 1 through June 30. 

The duties of board president include leading monthly board meetings, providing guidance and counsel to staff on behalf of the board of directors and representing the policy body at ground breakings, ribbon cuttings and other public events.   

The 29-member board of directors is comprised of representatives from the county’s 24 cities and towns and the five county supervisorial districts.  

For fiscal year 2023-2024, San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor and present Chair of the Board Dawn Rowe has served as president for the SBCTA Board of Directors. And Chino Hills District 1 City Council Member Ray Marquez has served as vice president. 

Over the past year, President Rowe has played an active role leading the board of directors while also serving on SBCTA’s General Policy, Legislative Policy, Transit, and Mountain/Desert committees.  

Rowe is proud of the progress made in the past 12 months to improve transportation throughout the county. Among the range of accomplishments during her tenure, there are three things that stand out to President Rowe: the groundbreaking on the North First Avenue Bridge in Barstow, SBCTA’s 50th anniversary celebration, and completion of the SR 210 Lane Addition and Base Line interchange project.  

At the July board of director’s meeting, Rowe will pass the gavel to Ray Marquez who will assume the duties of president for the upcoming fiscal year.  

President Marquez joined the SBCTA Board of Directors in 2017 and is dedicated to serving the residents, businesses and visitors of San Bernardino County.  

Marquez currently sits on SBCTA’s General Policy, Legislative Policy and Transit committees. He also holds positions with the League of California Cities, Southern California Association of Governments and Southern California Rail Authority/Metrolink Board of Directors. 

Looking ahead, President Marquez is excited about the public-private Brightline West high speed rail project at the Cucamonga Station in Rancho Cucamonga, the addition of the new Zero Emission Multiple Unit rail vehicle joining the Metrolink fleet along the Arrow corridor later this year, and the forward progress on the Smart County Master Plan that aims to improve communications and technology services throughout the county.  

SBCTA expresses a sincere thank you to President Rowe for her leadership over the past year and welcomes incoming President Ray Marquez into this new role. 

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