Apply to join TRU’s Board of Directors

TRU is seeking energetic and talented individuals to serve on our Board of Directors.

Board application graphicIf you want to help shape regional transit advocacy, please consider applying to join the TRU Board of Directors.

The board sets TRU’s goals and priorities through strategic planning, ensures TRU has the financial resources to succeed, and is responsible for TRU’s legal obligations and organizational values. Board members are also important community ambassadors.

Board member responsibilities include monthly meetings, ambassadorship for the organization, participation in major TRU events, a significant contribution (individually determined), and a willingness to share time and talents for the common goal.

Board meetigAs TRU is striving to develop a Board of Directors as diverse as the Detroit region, we are especially seeking public transit riders, people with strong connections to the City of Detroit, Macomb County, and Washtenaw County, along with people whose skills include financial oversight, fundraising, marketing, and organizational development. Although we’re happy to consider any and all applications.

If you are interested in challenging yourself with this exciting opportunity, review our Guide for Prospective Boardmembers document and contact Megan Owens, Executive Director at or by phone at 313-963-8872 to learn more. Applications (available in pdf or doc) are due December 15.