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March 12, 2015

1:00 p.m.

3075 Enterprise Drive

State College, PA 16801


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:     John Spychalski, Chairman

                                                            Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman

                                                            Richard Kipp, Treasurer

                                                            Tom Kurtz (via teleconference)

                                                            Tammy Gentzel                                  


STAFF PRESENT:                             Louwana Oliva, General Manager

                                                            Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services

                                                            Ryan Harshbarger, Director of Operations

                                                            Kimberly Fragola, Director of Finance

                                                            Sylvia Rosa-Ortiz, Director of Human Resources/Compliance  

                                                            Jackie Sheader, Public Relations Manager


OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:          Greg Kausch, Senior Transportation Planner, Karsten Daponte, Decision Lens Facilitator (via teleconference call), Casey Markey, PennDOT Planning Office (via teleconference call)



I.                   Call to Order

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 1:02 p.m.


II.        Public Comment

            There was no public comment.


III.       Discussion Items

            1.         Decision Lens Process Introduction

Karsten Daponte, Decision Lens facilitator and Casey Markey, PennDOT Planning Office provided information on the Decision Lens process in preparation for the board strategic plan update work session on March 31, 2015 during which a Decision Lens exercise will be conducted with the board.


2.         Review of Goals and Objectives for 2015

Louwana Oliva provided background regarding the executive staff development of goals based on the board’s previous goals for FY 2014/15, and in advance of the FY 2015/16 budget to ensure that projects could be planned for during the budget process.  Louwana referenced the accompanying memo – Executive Staff Goals and Objectives – FY 2015/16.  Louwana, Eric Bernier, Kimberly Fragola, Ryan Harshbarger and Sylvia Rosa-Ortiz provided information on the planned objectives. Chairman Spychalski stated that the information would be used by the board to develop board policy level goals for inclusion in the FY 2015/16 budget and offered to develop a draft document for the board’s consideration.


            3.         Introduction – Draft FY 2015/16 Budget

Kimberly Fragola referenced her draft budget cover memo, fares tracking inflation memo and draft budget documents and commented that much of the draft budget has already been discussed at the January 15, 2015 board work session. Kimberly answered questions raised by board members.



Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 3:40 p.m.





Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary