February 22, 2011 - Gold Coast Transit (GCT), a public transportation provider in Ventura County, is pleased to welcome City of Port Hueneme Councilmember Jonathan Sharkey and City of Oxnard Councilman Mr. Bryan MacDonald to its five member board of directors.
Councilmember Sharkey is currently in his fourth term as a member of the Port Hueneme City Council, where he also has served as that City’s Mayor during their 50th Anniversary Year in 1998, and again in 2003. Council Member Sharkey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Certificate in Mediation from Ventura College of Law.
Councilman MacDonald was elected to the Oxnard City Council in 2008 and is currently serving his first term in office. Councilman MacDonald served the Oxnard Police Department for 30 years before retiring with the rank of Assistant Chief of Police. During his career he also served for five years as the City’s Code Enforcement Manager. His educational background includes a Masters in Public Administration through California State University Northridge, and a Juris Doctor from the Ventura College of Law. Presently Mr. MacDonald teaches criminology as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Ventura College and Rio Hondo College.
Gold Coast Transit is governed by a Board of Directors made up of one elected official from each of the five jurisdictions in which it serves. The current Board includes,
- Chair, Councilmember Jonathan Sharkey representing Port Hueneme
- Vice Chair, Mayor Carol Smith representing the City of Ojai
- Director, Mayor Bill Fulton representing the City of Ventura
- Director, Supervisor John Zaragoza representing the County of Ventura
- Director, Councilman Bryan MacDonald representing the City of Oxnard
The Gold Coast Transit Board of Directors meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM at the GCT Administrative Facility located at 301 E. Third Street, Oxnard, CA 93030. Click here to view upcoming meetings dates and agendas.
GCT provides safe, responsive, convenient, efficient, and environmentally responsible fixed-route bus and paratransit public transportation that serves the diverse needs of the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura, and in the unincorporated County areas between the cities. Utilizing a fleet of 54 clean-burning buses, GCT carries over 3.5 million passengers annually on its 19 bus routes. GCT is a joint powers authority governed by a Board of Directors made up of an elected official from each member jurisdiction.