VIA Transit Community Council

VIA’s commitment to strengthen lines of communication between the community it serves and its Board of Trustees took a step forward with the creation of the VIA Transit Community Council (VTCC) in 2017. Members of the VTCC, established by the VIA Board, will serve as transit ambassadors and liaisons to provide community feedback on a variety of topics, including planning, potential growth, and community outreach. VTCC members represent frequent riders, civic organizations, the business community, neighborhoods and suburban cities, armed forces, centers in education, and the hospitality and tourism industry.

current via transit community council

Brian Dillard,
Chair


President of Dignowity Hill
Neighborhood Association

Melissa Kazen,
Vice Chair


Executive Vice President of
Communities In Schools of San Antonio

Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, USMC,
USMC Retired


Director of the Office of Military Affairs
for the City of San Antonio

Liza Barratachea,
Member


President & CEO of the San Antonio
Hotel & Lodging Association

Linda Chavez-Thompson,
Member


Former officer of the National
AFL-CIO

Libby Day,
Member


Marketing Manager at
the Aztec Theatre

Siboney Diaz-Sanchez,
Member


Local Dancer/Aritst

Carlos ‘CT’ Garcia,
Member


VIA Metropolitan Transit operator

David Harris,
Member


City Administrator of the City of Balcones Heights

Larry Johnson,
Member


Author, motivational speaker and retired HR manager with AT&T

Christy Kaupert,
Member


Political Science Professor at San Antonio College

Mark Larson,
Member


CEO of KIPP San Antonio Public Schools

Jim Reed,
Member


President of the San Antonio
Medical Foundation

Christian Reed-Ogba,
Member


Owner of Bethany-East Public Relations

Harvinder Singh,
Member


President/CEO of IT Consulting Firm

Steve Yndo,
Member


Realtor and Developer