The Community Transportation Association of Idaho (CTAI) announced this week the appointment of Heather Wheeler as executive director.
“CTAI is continuously working toward improving mobility for the people of Idaho,” said board president Cecelia Hockett. “With Heather Wheeler at the helm, we feel confident she will apply her years of experience and expertise in public administration to her role as executive director to further the accomplishments of CTAI.”
Under its new executive director, CTAI is embracing a new mission – one that supports the coordinated transportation planning process of Idaho, called Idaho’s Mobility and Access Pathway (IMAP).
The organization will, work diligently to build partnerships with each of the local mobility networks, communities, and stakeholder s to support their coordination initiatives, Hockett said.
"I am very excited about the grass roots planning efforts that are taking place at the local level to improve mobility options," says Wheeler said. “CTAI’s mission and goals fit perfectly with the vision of IMAP and these partnerships will help support the local efforts.”
As executive director, Wheeler will manage all day-to-day operations of CTAI, maintain and enhance membership and work closely with federal, state and local elected officials, as well as public agencies and businesses, on public transportation issues and issues associated with mobility.
She will work to execute the mission and vision of CTAI by applying her 15 years of experience in public administration to her new role as executive director. Most recently, Wheeler served as administrator for communications and regional development for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Prior to that, she was the deputy director of the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Health and Human Services in Alaska.
For more information about CTAI, visit http://www.ctai.org <http://www.ctai.org/> .