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Avila to Lead Omnitrans Board, Dutrey New Vice Chair

Omnitrans Board of Directors Chair Rudy Avila

Yucaipa Mayor Pro Tem David Avila (left) will become new chair of the Omnitrans Board of Directors in July 2019.  Montclair Mayor Javier “John” Dutrey was elected to fill the Vice Chair position. Both will serve a two-year term.

Avila succeeds outgoing Board Chair Ron Dailey, a Loma Linda Council Member. The 19-member Omnitrans Board consists of elected officials representing each of the 15 cities Omnitrans serves and four San Bernardino County Supervisors.

“Omnitrans plays vital role in our community, transporting thousands of people to work, school, shopping, medical appointments, recreation and safely back home again,” said Avila. “As Board chair, I want to ensure that we continue to meet customer needs while also being fiscally responsible.”

Avila joined the Omnitrans Board in January 2017 and has served on the Board’s Administrative & Finance and Executive Committees.  He also represents Yucaipa on the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) Board of Directors.

A 30-year resident of Yucaipa, Avila has served on the City Council since 2014. He had a 32-year career with Cal Fire (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) before retiring as a battalion chief.  He received his Associate of Science degree from Crafton Hills College and his BA from California State University, Fullerton.

Omnitrans Board of Directors Vice Chair Javier “John” Dutrey

Dutrey (left) was appointed to the Omnitrans Board in 2017 after serving as an Alternate since 2003.  He joined the Montclair City Council in 1996 was and elected Mayor in 2018.

“I look forward to helping set the course for Omnitrans to adapt to our evolving multi-modal transportation landscape,” said Dutrey.  “An effective, integrated transportation network is critical for our growing region.”

Dutrey also represents Montclair on the SBCTA Board and serves on the Tri-City Gold Line Joint Powers Authority Committee.  He holds a BA in Political Science and a Master’s in public administration, both from California State University, San Bernardino. He is employed with the City of Rialto, serving as a Project Manager in the Development Services Department.

CONTACT: Wendy Williams, Director of Marketing & Planning
Office: 909.379.7151
E-mail: wendy.williams@omnitrans.org

Dailey New Chair of Omnitrans Board, Gilbreath Vice Chair

New Omnitrans Board Chair Ron Dailey.

(San Bernardino, CA)   Loma Linda Council Member Ron Dailey takes the helm of the Omnitrans Board of Directors on July 1, 2017.  Redlands Council Member Pat Gilbreath was elected Vice Chair at the June 7 Board meeting.  Both will serve a two-year term. 

Dailey succeeds outgoing Board Chair Sam Spagnolo, Mayor Pro Tem of Council Member of Rancho Cucamonga. The 20-member Omnitrans Board consists of the five County Board of Supervisors and elected officials representing each of the 15 cities Omnitrans serves.

“Omnitrans plays an influential role in our community” said Dailey, “Everyday, we safely transport thousands of people to work, school, shopping, medical appointments, recreation and back home again.  By adding express service and improving regional connections, we are working to make public transit a more attractive transportation option for all.”  

Dailey joined the Omnitrans Board in 2010, and served on the Board’s Administrative & Finance Committee in 2010 and 2011 and the Plans & Programs Committee from 2011 to present. He was first elected to the Loma Linda City Council in 2010.  Dailey is Dean of the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University, where he has worked since 1975.

Gilbreath was on the Board from 2000 to 2007 and again from 2014 to present, and served as Board Chair from 2005 to 2007. Gilbreath also has a seat on the Board’s Administrative & Finance Committee. She was first elected to the Redlands City Council in 1993 and is a businesswoman with over 30-years as a certified public accountant.

Spagnolo New Chair of Omnitrans Board, Dailey Vice Chair

New Omnitrans Board Chair Sam Spagnolo (left) and Vice Chair Ron Dailey.

New Omnitrans Board Chair Sam Spagnolo (left) and Vice Chair Ron Dailey.

Rancho Cucamonga Mayor Pro Tem Sam Spagnolo takes the helm of the Omnitrans Board of Directors on July 1, 2015.  Loma Linda Council Member Ron Dailey was elected Vice Chair at the June 3 Board meeting.  Both will serve a two-year term.

Spagnolo succeeds outgoing Board Chair Alan Wapner, Mayor Pro Tem of Ontario.  The 20-member Omnitrans Board consists of the County Board of Supervisors and elected officials representing each of the 15 cities Omnitrans serves.

“I appreciate the opportunity to guide the Board to ensure that Omnitrans operates effectively and efficiently to deliver vital transportation services to our communities,” said Spagnolo.  “All people in the San Bernardino Valley benefit from improvements to our public transportation system, including infrastructure projects like the new San Bernardino Transit Center opening in September, to enhance regional connectivity and expand transportation options.”

Spagnolo joined the Omnitrans Board in 2011 and was elected Vice Chair in 2013. He has chaired the Board’s Operations & Safety Committee since 2014 and served on the Plans & Programs Committee since 2011. Spagnolo was elected to the Rancho Cucamonga City Council in 2004.  He also serves on the League of California Cities on the Employee Relations Policy Committee and as Vice President of the Inland Empire Desert Mountain Division, rising to President in September. He is Chair of the Inland Empire Task Force, and Vice-Chair of the Foothill Freeway Corridor Design Authority. Spagnolo is a retired Fire Captain with thirty-five years of service, retiring in 2003.

Dailey joined the Omnitrans Board in 2010, also serving on the Board’s Administrative & Finance Committee in 2010 and 2011 and on the Plans & Programs Committee from 2011 to present. He was first elected to the Loma Linda City Council in 2010.  Dailey is Dean of the School of Dentistry at Loma Linda University, where he has worked since 1975.