Friday, August 22, 2014

Meet Kim, The Newest LANTA Board Member


I told you yesterday that Kim Schaffer, Northampton County's former Block Grant Coordinator, has been tapped by Executive John Brown to serve on the LANTA Board. She was confirmed unanimously last night.

What I love about this appointment is that Kim actually used mass transit when she worked for the County, and as Executive Director of Community Bike Works, will be certain to work for routes and fares that make sense to the people who actually use buses.

She has a Master's degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

8 comments:

Joyce Moore said...

Congrats to Kim!!She is a wonderful advocate for public transportation!

Anonymous said...

BO, sorry to post off topic, but what is going on in South Whitehall? Hammer resigned expectantly?

Anonymous said...

Kim

Please ask about and look into a recently completed audit by states bureau of fiscal operations. You can find the audit by googling pa dpw final performance. audits. Click on first link. Lanta gets real scolded and is required to fork over 7 figures. I

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:57, You are OT and this is extremely rude to someone who was just named to LANTA. You could contact me back channel to ask that question.

Anonymous said...

Yes Kim is an excellent choice to serve on the LANTA board.

Anonymous said...

What a terrific choice.
Kim is an excellent choice by Brown. She is someone who cares and takes her duty to serve the public seriously.
LANTA and the residents of the LV are the big winners here.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Bernie, for the support. Great to talk to you the other evening. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve! --Kim

Anonymous said...

This woman actually appears well qualified for the job! What was Brown thinking when he chose to go with her is unclear, but it's fantastic to see the results of this uncharacteristic appointment.