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Executive Director

Rob Zako

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Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (BEST)
PO Box 773
Eugene, OR 97440

BEST is a broad coalition of community leaders and organizations. We include the Eugene and Springfield chambers of commerce and other business leaders, the University of Oregon and Lane Community College, students, environmental and multi-modal transportation advocates, social service organizations, and neighborhood leaders. On our boards are a former transportation advisor to Oregon’s governor, four former members of the LTD Board of Directors, and a former chair of the Oregon House Transportation Committee. We believe that better transportation is good for the economy, the well being of people, and the environment—for our quality of life!

Board of Directors

Our formal Board of Directors oversees our work:

  1. Jon Belcher, Vice-President
  2. Mike DeLuise
  3. Tiffany Edwards
  4. Mike Eyster, President
  5. Kevin Gilbride, Secretary
  6. Sophie McGinley
  7. Michele O’Leary
  8. Bob Passaro, Treasurer
  9. Brett Rowlett
  10. Rob Zako, Executive Director

Board of Advisors

We also have an informal Board of Advisors to help guide our efforts:

  1. John Allcott
  2. Susan Ban
  3. Bob Beals
  4. Terry Beyer
  5. Alexis Biddle
  6. Shawn Boles
  7. Julie Daniel
  8. Rick Duncan
  9. Tim Duy
  10. Emily Eng
  11. Karmen Fore
  12. David Funk
  13. Gerry Gaydos
  14. Beth Gerot
  15. George Grier
  16. Eric Gunderson
  17. Pat Hocken
  18. Richard Hughes
  19. Josh Kashinsky
  20. Kaarin Knudson
  21. Shane MacRhodes
  22. Sarah Mazze
  23. Terry McDonald
  24. Matt McRae
  25. DeLeesa Meashintubby
  26. Tom Mulhern
  27. Walt Norblad
  28. Mark Pangborn
  29. Brittany Quick-Warner
  30. Matt Roberts
  31. Seth Sadofsky
  32. Marc Schlossberg
  33. Carmel Snyder
  34. Jean Tate
  35. Kari Turner
  36. Jenny Ulum
  37. Carmen Urbina
  38. Stefano Viggiano
  39. Sue Wolling

Staff & Volunteers

Several talented and committed staff & volunteers are contributing to the success of BEST:

  • Marianne Nolte, Transportation Options Coordinator
  • Claire Roth, Safe Streets Coordinator
  • Monica Sather, volunteer
  • Kevin Schaper, volunteer

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