8:00 8:10 Warm-up: Member Introductions

8:10 – 8:50     Keynote Presentation by: Madonna Van Fossen-Oakland County Ombudsman for SMARTSuburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation.      

As the Oakland County Ombudsman for SMART I am the liaison between SMART and all 61 communities within the county as well as any organizations, governmental agency and individuals.  The main responsibilities in this position are to educate the public about the regional transportation services provided by SMART and serve as a resource to all.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Member of the Oakland County Economic Development Business Roundtable
  • Member of the Oakland County Transportation Business Roundtable
  • Member of the Main Street Oakland County Advisory Board
  • Member of the WA3 (Woodward Avenue Association) Board
  • Member of the Troy Medi-Go Plus Board of Directors
  • Member of the Oakland County Homeless Healthcare Coalition Transportation Taskforce
  • Member of the Stewardship Committee at Christ the Redeemer Church, Orion, MI
  • Mother of 4 and grandmother to 2 boys with a granddaughter arriving in March, 2017
  • Resident of Oakland County for 31 years

Today’s Topic: “SMART Leadership”

8:50 – 9:15  Book Review by: Susan Rafferty

“You Can’t Teach A Kid To Ride A Bike In A Seminar”, By David H Sandler                     

9:15 – 9:30    Wrap-up: takeaways, announcements, and housekeeping items