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About the Committee

The WSTA Clerks of the Authority Committee was formed September 1, 1993.The Committee meets twice a year in the Spring and Fall for a day and a half long meeting and includes members from both Washington and Oregon. The meeting location is rotated among members so each has a chance to serve as meeting host.

Committee Goals & Objectives
These meetings provide opportunities for training, networking, sharing information between transit personnel, as well as a resource for contacts. Workshops focus on roles and responsibilities of board members and board support personnel, current transit issues, various development and skill building sessions for board support personnel, and provides clerks with valuable resources and networking opportunities.

Committee Leadership

The Committee elects a new Committee Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary each year. The 2016-2017 Officers are:

  • Chair: Laura Smedley, Jefferson Transit
  • Vice Chair: Vacant
  • Secretary: Tracy Becht, Mason Transit Authority  


How to Get Involved

If you'd like more information or would like to be added to our Clerks Committee contact list, please contact Melanie Espinoza at



At the spring 2016 meeting, the group was treated to a tour of Bremerton, WA & the USS Turner Joy. Thanks to Jill & Charlotte and Kitsap Transit for showing us around the area!


2017 Meetings


April 24, 2017 : 8am - 5pm

April 25, 2017 : 8am - 11am


Spokane Transit 
1230 West Boone Avenue

Spokane, WA 99201






Lodging Details

WSTA has a block of rooms reserved at the Davenport Tower for Sunday & Monday night at the per diem rate of $99 per night plus tax. Deadline for hotel reservations is March 27th, 2017. Reservations will be based on availability and are subject to a higher rate. Please call the hotel directly at 1-509-455-8888 and ask for Tower Reservations. 


*please note the hotel charges for parking, but our group will receive discounted overnight parking at $12 per vehicle.