County Commissioners appoint two proven community leaders to Laketran Board

Lake County, OH – Former Willoughby Mayor, David Anderson and Alliance for Working Together Executive Director Alice Cable were sworn in for a three-year term on the Laketran board of trustees at the agency’s monthly board meeting.

Laketran is governed by a volunteer, nine-member board of trustees appointed by Lake County Board of Commissioners. The board of trustees provides the agency fiduciary oversight and establishes policies to ensure services that best fit the needs of community.

Cable, a Fairport Harbor resident, promotes careers in manufacturing focusing on workforce development in her role at the Alliance for Working Together. She was on Laketran’s Tyler Boulevard stakeholder group that assessed the transit needs to improve job access along Lake County’s densest industrial boulevard which led to the launch of new service earlier this year.

“I’m excited to join the Laketran board,” shared Cable. “There is so much discussion about mobility and job access, not just for the manufacturing sector but agriculture, retail and services industries, too. I am hoping we can continue to work to solve any transportation barriers to employment here in Lake County.”

Anderson, known for spearheading the revitalization of the City of Willoughby, retired in 2017 as the mayor of the City of Willoughby and brings more than 30 years of government administration and civic engagement expertise to the Laketran Board of Trustees.

“Laketran has always been strategic in meeting the needs of the community, especially our seniors” said Anderson. “In my years of public service we could always rely on Laketran. I’m looking forward to learning more about the agency in this new role and continuing to do great things for the residents of Lake County.”

Donna McNamee, of Willoughby, was also reappointed to serve an additional term. McNamee has served on the board since 2001 and is recognized nationally as an advocate for people with disabilities and public transportation.

“We are very excited to have both Dave and Alice join our team here at Laketran,” share board president Brian Falkowski. “They have both been supporters of Laketran for many years, as has Donna. They all bring very unique backgrounds and skills along with them and I look forward to working together.”

Laketran board meetings are open to the public and meet the fourth Monday of each month.