Temple Lentz (Chair)
Clark County Council
Temple Lentz was elected to the Clark County Council in 2018 representing District 1. She joined the C-TRAN Board of Directors in 2020. She has a background in nonprofit management and private sector marketing and communications. She served as Chair of the Clark County Commission on Aging, and currently serves on the Regional Transportation Council and Washington Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.
Ron Onslow (Vice-Chair)
Cities of Ridgefield and La Center;
Town of Yacolt
Ridgefield City Councilor Ron Onslow transitioned to the city council in 2018 following 10 years as the city’s mayor. Onslow rejoined the C-TRAN Board of Directors in 2022 for his second stint on the board after serving many years as a board member and alternate. A retired restaurant owner and manager, Onslow has served on numerous community boards and committees. He continues to volunteer with many local organizations. Onslow is a graduate of the University of Portland.
City of Camas
Camas City Councilor Greg Anderson began his second stint on the C-TRAN Board of Directors in 2020, having previously served from 2015 to 2017. He first joined the Camas City Council in 1997. Now retired, Anderson’s experience includes business, leadership and strategic planning. He is a former U.S. Army officer.
Jim Bennett (non-voting member)
Operations Supervisor Jim Bennett has worked for C-TRAN since 2013, and joined the C-TRAN Board of Directors as labor representative in 2021. Bennett previously worked as a Fixed-Route Coach Operator, and he is a former Executive Board Officer for the Amalgamated Transit Union at C-TRAN. Operators, dispatchers and other C-TRAN employee groups are represented by ATU Local No. 757. Machinists are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local No. 1432.
Karen Dill Bowerman
Clark County Council
Karen Dill Bowerman, Ph.D., was elected to the Clark County Council in 2020, and currently serves as Clark County Council chair. She joined the C-TRAN Board of Directors in 2022. Bowerman has more than 30 years of professional experience in higher education and is Dean Emeritus of the College of Business & Public Administration in the Cal State system. She also has owned a small firm, mentored small business owners and worked with business managers at every level.
City of Washougal
Washougal Mayor Molly Coston began her term as the city’s mayor in 2018, and joined the C-TRAN board the same year. She also served a previous stint on the Washougal City Council, and remains involved in the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club and other organizations. Coston has lived in Washougal since 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and George Washington University.
City of Vancouver
Vancouver City Councilor Bart Hansen joined the city council in 2010, and has served on the C-TRAN board since 2011. He works as an office services manager at Clark Public Utilities, and is a frequent C-TRAN rider. Other organizations that Hansen is involved in include Vancouver Public Schools. He is also a graduate of Leadership Clark County.
City of Battle Ground
Battle Ground City Councilor Philip Johnson was elected to his third term on the city council in 2019. He joined the C-TRAN Board of Directors in 2022 after previously serving as an alternate. Johnson is also a former mayor of Battle Ground, and currently serves numerous other community organizations, including the Columbia River Economic Development Council.
City of Vancouver
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle has served on the C-TRAN board since 2014, and served as chair in 2016. McEnerny-Ogle spent 30 years as a teacher in Lake Oswego Public Schools before retiring. She also sits on the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Council board, among other boards, committees and community organizations.
City of Vancouver
Vancouver City Councilor Ty Stober was elected to the city council in 2015, and began serving on the C-TRAN board in 2017. He comes from a nearly two-decade career in sales, marketing and operations. Other organizations Stober is involved with include Daybreak Youth Services, Columbia River Mental Health Foundation, East Vancouver Business Association and the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.
The Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area—known publicly as C-TRAN—is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of nine elected officials representing local government within the C-TRAN service area and one non-voting member representing labor. The elected officials include two Clark County Councilors, three Council members from the City of Vancouver, and one member each from the cities of Camas, Washougal, and Battle Ground, and one member representing Ridgefield, La Center, and Yacolt. The non-voting member representing labor is selected by the represented employees. Members of the C-TRAN Board meet monthly and are responsible for providing policy and legislative direction for the agency as administered by C-TRAN’s Chief Executive Officer, Shawn M. Donaghy.
C-TRAN Mission Statement (Adopted August 14, 2018):
C-TRAN connects people to opportunities, supports economic vitality, and enhances quality of life for the community.
50 Year Vision Statement (Adopted August 11, 2009):
- C-TRAN is recognized as one of the leading transit agencies in the country because we provide cost-effective, safe, accessible, convenient, innovative, reliable public transportation moving people within Clark County and throughout the southwest Washington/Portland region.
- C-TRAN empowers citizens by providing mobility options that connects them with places of employment, education, health care, shopping, entertainment, recreation, social and religious functions.
- C-TRAN is more than a bus system. As appropriate, C-TRAN is willing to provide traditional fixed route and bus rapid transit, trolley, streetcar, shuttles, paratransit, connectors, light and heavy rail, vanpool and ridesharing services.
- C-TRAN services contribute positively to the region’s sustainability, livability and economic vitality by helping manage traffic congestion, reduce dependence on foreign oil, lower carbon emissions, contain transportation costs for employers and employees, enable denser land use and development of urban areas, and provide essential transport to persons with no other means of travel.
- C-TRAN remains flexible and accountable as it grows and changes.
- C-TRAN is cost effective and is a trusted steward of the public’s resources.
- C-TRAN’s public transit network connects with transit systems throughout the region.
- C-TRAN is the preferred form of transportation because, in addition to its efficiency, riders experience a pleasant, affordable, safe and secure trip.