BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|SAN JOAQUIN REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT
GOVERNANCE OF THE DISTRICTRTD is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five (5) members. Meetings of the Board (unless otherwise changed or called by the Board):
Date: Third Friday of each month
Each Director serves a four (4) year term
Qualification: Applicants must be a resident of RTD’s service area for at least one (1) year prior to appointment
Chairperson: Elected annually in January by the Board
Remuneration for Directors:
$100.00 per meeting (maximum of $100.00 per month); mileage to & from meetings; also necessary travel expenses as authorized by the Board and in accordance with RTD travel procedures.
Function of the Board:
Establish RTD policy
San Joaquin Regional Transit District Act, as set forth in the California Public Utilities Code, commencing with Section 50000
Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
Rules of Procedure, as from time to time adopted by RTD’s Board
ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC MEETINGS: The San Joaquin Regional Transit District will make all reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities to participate in this meeting. Upon request to the General Manager/CEO, RTD will provide agenda materials in appropriate alternative formats, or disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings. Please send a written request, including your name, mailing address, phone number and a brief description of the requested materials and/or preferred alternative format or auxiliary aid or service at least three (3) work days before the meeting. Requests should be sent to RTD, by mail at P.O. Box 201010, Stockton, CA 95201, by fax at (209) 948-8516, or by e-mail to information@sanjoaquinRTD.com.
Director Les Fong
Term expires February 20, 2019
On December 2, 2009, the City of Stockton appointed Les J. Fong to his first four-year term on the RTD Board of Directors. Director Fong returned to RTD on February 24, 2015, when the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors appointed him to his second four-year term. Les is the President of Les Fong and Associates, an advertising, marketing, and public relations firm in Stockton. Les has also served at San Joaquin Delta College as an adjunct Advertising and Marketing instructor since 1981 and as a Business Consultant to the Small Business Development Center. His philanthropic interests are many and varied. He is currently serving on a number of boards and committees including the San Joaquin County Workforce Investment Board, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Joaquin County, the Children’s Museum of Stockton, and the Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton.
Director Gary Giovanetti
Term expires June 30, 2020
Gary Giovanetti joined RTD’s Board of Directors on March 18, 2008. Director Giovanetti is a lifelong resident of Stockton and brings to RTD’s Board many years of political service and civic activity. Director Giovanetti most recently served as the Vice Mayor on the Stockton City Council until he termed-out in 2006 after two consecutive terms. While a member of the Stockton City Council, he served two years as the Chair of the San Joaquin Council of Governments Board of Directors. Immediately prior to his election to City Council, Director Giovanetti served four years on the Stockton Planning Commission. Director Giovanetti is also a board member or participates in the following community organizations: Italian Athletic Club, Liguri nel Mondo, Pacific Italian Alliance, Children’s Museum, Downtown Stockton Alliance, and the Downtown Comeback Club.
Director Michael Restuccia
Term expires November 7, 2020
On October 10, 2011, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors appointed Michael Restuccia to his first term on the RTD Board of Directors. Director Restuccia has experience in both government and transportation, with 12 years on the Ripon City Council, two years as the Mayor of Ripon, and six years each on the governing boards for the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission and the San Joaquin Council of Governments. He has been a member of the San Joaquin County Employee Retirement Association board since 1999 and has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance.
Director Joni Bauer
Term expires January 21, 2022
Director Bauer has served on the Board since 2006. A longtime Stockton resident, she brings 28 years of experience dedicated to improving transit, particularly for people with disabilities. Director Bauer has provided sensitivity training to RTD coach operators as part of the Verification of Transit Training program and has served upon the Access Advisory Committee since its inception. Director Bauer presently serves as the Orientation and Mobility Specialist for the Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Stockton.
Director Balwinder T. Singh
Term expires December 31, 2021
On January 1, 2014, the City of Stockton appointed Balwinder T. Singh to his first term on the RTD Board of Directors. Director Singh is an experienced transportation professional and a senior member of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society IEEE. He has been appointed to a number of advisory positions serving the County and the State. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Professional Engineers in California Government-Stockton Section and is a member of the San Joaquin Engineers Council Board of Directors, where he served as Chair in 2012. He also serves on the City of Stockton’s Cultural Heritage Board and volunteers his time on numerous boards of local non-profit organizations.