Rio Metro Board

About the Board

Rio Metro’s Board of Directors consists of 20 full members and 2 associate (non-voting) members representing Bernalillo, Sandoval and Valencia counties; the communities of Albuquerque, Belen, Bernalillo, Bosque Farms, Corrales, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Rio Communities, and Rio Rancho; Isleta Pueblo; and the North Central Regional Transit District. Board members are typically elected officials appointed by their government to serve a term of at least one year, and seats are allocated to each member government based on population.

The primary responsibilities of the Board of Directors are to develop broad-based goals and strategies that will support Rio Metro’s long-term success, adopt an annual budget that ensures financial sustainability, and oversee major improvements to the transit network. Board members are also strongly encouraged to advocate for the needs of their constituents and promote Rio Metro’s services in their communities.


Board Members

Member GovernmentMember
City of AlbuquerqueIsaac Benton, Councilor
Cynthia Borrego, Councilor
Diane Gibson, Councilor, Chair
Don Harris, Councilor
Tim Keller, Mayor
Klarissa Peña, Councilor
City of BelenJerah Cordova, Mayor
Town of BernalilloJack S Torres, Mayor
Bernalillo CountyMaggie Hart Stebbins, Commissioner
Debbie O'Malley, Commissioner
James Smith, Commissioner
Village of Bosque FarmsWayne Ake, Mayor, Vice-Chair
Village of CorralesDavid Dornburg, Councilor
Village of Los LunasCharles Griego, Mayor
Village of Los Ranchos de AlbuquerqueDonald Lopez, Mayor
City of Rio CommunitiesMark Gwinn, Mayor
City of Rio RanchoJim Owen, Councilor
Dawnn Robinson, Councilor
Sandoval CountyDavid Heil, Commissioner
Valencia CountyCharles Eaton, Commissioner


Member GovernmentAssociate Members (Non-Voting)
Isleta PuebloKathy Trujillo, Transportation Division Manager
North Central Regional Transit DistrictAnthony J. Mortillaro, Executive Director


Board Resources

Board of Directors Handbook
The Board of Directors Handbook (PDF) was created to give new and existing board members an overview of Rio Metro’s regional role, history, unique mix of transit services, board structure and function, employees and transit partners, financial outlook, and upcoming major projects. The handbook is updated annually to ensure that board members have the most current information.

APTA Transit Board Member Handbook 
Prepared by the nation’s leading transit association, the American Public Transportation Association Transit Board Member Handbook (PDF) addresses issues common to transit boards, including the roles and responsibilities of board members, the job of the chair, evaluating board performance, selecting a CEO, and much more.

Contracts, Certifications & Bylaws
Rio Metro’s bylaws establish rules for budgeting and finance; the official seal; and Board of Directors’ committees, meetings, conduct and business, and membership. The bylaws’ authority flows from the contract and certification that created the Mid-Region Transit District (Rio Metro’s previous name).

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