The San Mateo County Transit District is encouraging county residents to apply for a position on the district's Board of Directors.
The board, which sets policy for SamTrans bus and paratransit services, has extended the deadline to apply until 5 p.m. June 5. Applicants for the four-year term must be a San Mateo County resident who does not live in the county's coastal region and has not held public office for at least one year prior.
The nine-member board consists of two members of the county Board of Supervisors, a transportation expert appointed by the supervisors, three city councilmembers appointed by the City Selection Committee -- a panel of council members in the northern, central and southern portions of the county -- and three public members, one who must be a coastside resident, appointed by the other six members.
The application and more information about the board can be found here.