Wausau Wisconsin

City Council

March 28, 2017

MC 2.60.190 (a) Creation: Pursuant to Section 66.1021 of the Wisconsin Statutes, there is created the Wausau transit commission.

(c) Composition: (1) The transit commission shall consist of three (3) alderpersons, two (2) Wausau residents, and one (1) resident member from each community being served by the Wausau Area Transit System. The three alderpersons and two Wausau residents shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. The resident members from the communities served shall be appointed by their respective municipalities. If one of those members whose term expires was the chairperson, the Mayor shall apoint a different chairperson.

(d) Term and Qualifications: (1) The first members of the transit commission shall be appointed for staggered three-year terms. The term of office of each member thereafter appointed shall be three years. (2) No person holding stocks or bonds in any corporation subject to the jurisdiction of the transmit commission, or who is in any other manner directly or indirectly pecuniarily interested in any such corporation, shall be a member of, nor employed by, the transit commission.

(e) Duties: Members shall serve in an advisory capacity to the city council and shall help formulate the policies governing the operations of the Wausau Area Transit System. They shall make recommendations to the mayor and council relating to service areas, rates, capital outlay, budgeting and scheduling.

Regular Meeting Schedule:  3rd Thursday of every month @ 1:00 pm.   Meetings are only held upon issuance of the official agenda notice.  Please check the calendar to confirm whether the meeting will be held.

Transit Commission Members
Representing Name Address Term Phone #
Chairperson Sherry Abitz 1201 S 7th Avenue 2016-2018 715-843-0990
Alderperson Pat Peckham 1618 Emerson St 2016-2018 715-845-1396
Alderperson Becky McElhaney 3839 Woodland Ridge Rd 2016-2018 715-581-3762
Wau Citizen Member Keith Draheim (4) 920 W Campus Dr. 3 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/12 715-675-9699
Wau Citizen Member Kathi Zoern (1) 915 N. 2nd Ave 3 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/19 715-675-8706