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New Member Appointed to OATS Transit Board of Directors

One new member has recently been appointed to the OATS Transit Board of Directors. Julie Rodgers of Silex, MO is the newest member to join the Board of Directors. She was sworn into office at the regular board meeting on January 28, 2020 in Columbia.

“Julie has been an avid supporter of transportation in Lincoln County and will bring a fresh perspective to the board,” said Dorothy Yeager, OATS Transit Executive Director.
OATS Transit Vice-President Krissy Sinor (right) swearing in Julie Rodgers (left) to the Board of Directors.

Julie serves as the Executive Director of Lincoln County Economic Development, housed in Troy, MO. She has been with the Economic Development Council for seven years. In 2018 she completed her course study in the Certified Economic Developer program, an international credential. She worked her way up from Assistant Director & Interim Director to being appointed as Executive Director in January 2020.


Julie has served on several local non-profit boards, including the Salvation Army, school board, food pantry and others. She has been instrumental in supporting public transportation in the community due to its importance on economic development.



Board meetings are held at the Home Office in Columbia, MO and are open to the public. Contact the Home Office for meeting dates at 888-875-6287.

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