Boards and Committees

Board of Directors

SunLine Transit Agency is a Joint Powers Authority, a public agency created by the nine cities of the Coachella Valley and Riverside County.  Each of the member entities appoints one of its elected officials to serve on the SunLine Board of Directors.

Board Meetings

The majority of all Board meetings are held at noon on the 4th Wednesday of the month, with few exceptions. There is a combined July/August Board meeting, which is held the last Wednesday in July, and a combined November/December meeting, which is held the first Wednesday in December. Special Board meetings may be called by the Chairman, if needed. All meetings are held in the Board Room at the SunLine Transit Agency Thousand Palms Administration Building.

SunLine Transit Agency  / SunLine Services Group Agency Report of:

Board Members

Lisa Middleton, Chair
Palm Springs
Denise Delgado, Vice Chair
Nancy Ross
Cathedral City
Russell Betts
Desert Hot Springs
Ty Peabody
Indian Wells
Glenn Miller
John Peña
La Quinta
Kathleen Kelly
Palm Desert
Lynn Mallotto
Rancho Mirage
V. Manuel Perez
Riverside County

NOTE: All correspondence to above should be addressed to Edith Hernandez, Clerk of the Board, SunLine Transit Agency • 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail • Thousand Palms, CA 92276.

The California Public Records Act (Act), Government Code 6250-6276.48, requires a public agency to make existing disclosable public records available for inspection and/or copying. You will be notified within ten days of the receipt of the request whether SunLine Transit Agency has disclosable public records. To request records, please fill out this PDF icon Public Records Request Form and submit it via email or print it and mail or deliver it to our Administration Building at: 32-505 Harry Oliver Trail, Thousand Palms, CA 92276. 



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Finance/Audit Committee

Finance/Audit Committee meets each month, prior to the monthly Board meeting. Committee monitors fiscal transparency by measuring monthly, quarterly and annual fiscal performance goals; works closely with third-party audit firm for fiscal year-end or mid-year audit reviews; reviews all contracts. 

Strategic Planning & Operational Committee

Strategic Planning & Operational Committee meets, as needed, to review the Short Range Transit Plan; sets long-range goals and a long-range plan; generates change initiatives to deal with high-stakes issues at the strategic-end of the spectrum; reviews next years’ service goals and the line-item budget; reviews capital projects; provides review and concurrence on SunLine’s performance management benchmarks and goals; attendance at quarterly SunLine Stat meetings - monitoring service operations and spending performance.

Taxi Committee

Taxi Committee meets each month, prior to the Board meeting, to review topics concerning the regulation of taxicabs, a function of SunLine Services Group and administered by the SunLine Regulatory Administration.

ACCESS Advisory Committee

The ACCESS Advisory Committee is comprised of community members to assist SunLine in providing and expanding innovative public transit service to the Coachella Valley. Committee members are expected to attend one meeting every month.

The Committee is advisory in nature and draws upon a variety of professional and personal experience. As requested by the SunLine Board of Directors, the Committee works with SunLine staff and provides input on:

  • SunLine fixed-route service
  • Bus stop accessibility
  • Service to seniors and persons with disabilities
  • Accessible transportation such as SunDial Paratransit Service
  • Other public transit matters

If you are interested in participating as a member of the ACCESS Advisory committee, please fill out PDF icon ACCESS Advisory Committee Application and return to:


SunLine Transit Agency
32-505 Harry Oliver Trail
Thousand Palms, CA 92276
Board Operations Committee

Board Operations Committee Meets as needed to review Agency bylaws, polices, and procedures. The Committee also discusses Agency litigation and monitors state and federal legislative efforts.