Special District Association of Oregon Board of Directors

Kathy Kleczek, Chair of SETD’s Board of Commissioners, was elected to the SDAO’s Board of Directors for a 2 year term.   SDAO was formed in 1979 to give special districts a stronger and united voice at the Oregon Legislature.  As with similar organizations that support cities, counties, schools, and local governments, the Association provides advocacy with state administrative agencies and other units of government, training, information resources, and other support programs.  SDAO has grown to over 900 members and has become an important support organization for their individual efforts.  Kathy shared, “I’m honored and humbled to be elected to the SDAO Board and look forward to working with fellow Board members to continue the great work that SDAO does and to expand the services they provide their members.”

2018 Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Jennifer Geisler! Jennifer was chosen Employee of the Year for 2018. Jennifer has been with SETD since June 2013 and was hired as a temp driver for fixed route and paratransit.  In 2015 she moved into a full-time position as Operations Assistant and then jumping at the opportunity, she took on the role of ParaTransit Supervisor July 2016.

During her employment at SETD Jennifer has gone above and beyond her scope of job duties.  She always has a great attitude, works well with her co-workers and is kind and compassionate to the  transportation needs of the senior and disabled community she serves.

Jennifer has proven that she is truly a valued asset to SETD. Thank-you for all you do for the district!

2018 4th Quarter Employee of the Quarter

Jennifer Geisler was chosen Employee of the 4th Quarter 2018. She has been with SETD since June 2013 and was hired as a temp driver. Jennifer is currently the ParaTransit Supervisor for the district.

During her employment at SETD Jennifer has gone above and beyond her duties by driving for fixed route, paratransit and assisting operations with many tasks before moving into the ParaTransit Supervisor position.

Jennifer’s personality and compassion for the passengers throughout the years has proven that she is very much valued here at SETD.  Congratulations and thank you for all you do!

2018 3rd Quarter Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations! MacKenzie Lindquist was chosen Employee of the 3rd Quarter 2018. She was rehired with the district in March of 2018 as a fixed route driver. Currently, MacKenzie is the person in charge (PIC) when needed for fixed route.

MacKenzie worked for SETD from August 2014 to January 2016 as a fixed route driver. During that time of her employment, she was awarded an Employee of the Quarter and Employee of the Year 2015.

Mackenzie reminds us daily how much she loves to drive, enjoys the passengers and the people she works with. It shows! She is truly an asset to the district. Welcome back MacKenzie!

Winter Weather Schedule for February 2019

Based on current weather models we may see a significant weather event next week. Should this happen CCRider will take the following weather actions:

Line 1: Will run with two additional mid day runs for those who have late starts or early leaving.
Line 2 : IF PCC is closed line 2 will be canceled
Line 3: Will run a limited route along US 30 only
Line 5: Will be canceled
Dial-A-Ride: Will be limited to medical necessity only

We will do our best to leave the transit center on time, but all buses will be chained and limited to 25 mph so expect significant delays.

Budget Committee Openings

The Sunset Empire Transportation District Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers from Clatsop County who are registered voters and would like to serve on the District Budget Committee. The Budget Committee is comprised of 7 District Board Members and 7 community members who are appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serve a 3 year term. There are currently 5 community member positions open on the committee. Budget Committee meetings are held up to 3 times a year.

Those interested in serving on the SETD Budget Committee are asked to submit a letter of interest which can be emailed to [email protected], dropped off at the Astoria Transit Center, 900 Marine Drive, Seaside Transit Office, 39 North Holladay or mailed to Sunset Empire Transportation District, 900 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103. Please submit letters of interest by February 15, 2019.

For more information please contact Executive Director Jeff Hazen at 503-861-5399 or by email at [email protected].