Budget Committee

Citizens advisory group who reviews the yearly budget

The Budget Committee meets to review, discuss, and make changes to the District’s proposed budget.

Every Budget Committee meeting has a public comment period. The public can provide oral or written testimony about the budget or proposed programs within the budget. A copy of the proposed budget is made available for inspection on our Public Meetings and Notices page and at the Cherriots administrative offices at Courthouse Square: 555 Court Street NE, Suite 5230 in Salem.

The Budget Committee typically meets during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year at Courthouse Square in the Senator Hearing Room. Cherriots issues a public notice announcing the meeting times. After the Budget Committee makes its recommendations, the Board approves the budget after a series of public hearings.

The Budget Committee consists of the seven Board members and seven appointed volunteers who serve three-year terms. Members of the committee must be registered voters and live within the urban growth boundary area of Salem and Keizer.

​Everyone is welcome to attend a Budget Committee meeting. View meeting agendas on the Public Meetings and Notices page for information on how to attend. Assistance is available for persons requiring meeting materials in alternative formats, sign language interpretation, or other communication aids. Please contact Cherriots at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make arrangements. The secretary of the committee can be reached Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 503-588-2424. For text telephone (TTY), call 711 for Oregon Relay Service.

For more information about the Budget Committee’s responsibilities, see the Local Budget Law section of the Oregon Department of Revenue’s website.

Board members may be found on the Board of Directors page. Citizen members are listed below:

Subdistrict Name Term
1 Vacant 07/01/22 - 06/30/25
2 Andrew Hickey


3 Kathy Lincoln 12/17/20* - 06/30/25
4 Vacant 07/01/21 - 06/30/24*
5 Carl F. Garner

12/12/19 - 06/30/22

6 Ashley Carson Cottingham 12/17/20 - 06/30/23
7 Sheronne Blasi 12/17/20 - 06/30/23

* unexpired term

Are you interested in public service and getting more involved with your community? Consider applying to be a member of the Cherriots budget committee. Committee members are vital to supporting the transit district’s budget process by providing citizen input, reviewing, discussing, and making changes to the District’s proposed budget. We have vacancies in sub-districts 1 and 4. 

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