Join TRU’s Board of Directors

Do you want to help shape the future of Detroit area transit?

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TRU accepts applications to join our Board of Directors and might be looking for someone just like you!

TRU’s Board of Directors sets our mission and goals, ensures TRU has the financial resources to succeed, and oversees our legal obligations and organizational values. Board members are ambassadors to the community and often on the committees that, with staff, get our work done.

TRU’s Board convenes eight evenings per year plus a day-long leadership retreat in the summer months. Members serve three-year terms, with the ability to serve two consecutive terms.

To ensure our region is ready to invest in world class transit, TRU seeks potential new board members to unlock doors to new resources and relationships. Our charge at TRU is to ensure every citizen, including our most vulnerable, can get where they need to go, having access to jobs and opportunities regardless of whether they drive. We are seeking leaders from the region’s business and civic realms to join us in shaping that future, and together, we can help build a more vibrant and inclusive Southeast Michigan.

Please review our Guide for Prospective Board Members to learn more. Applications are accepted each fall for consideration to join in the new year.

TRU’s Board Development team evaluates Board candidates in comparison to the skills and connections we need on our Board and makes recommendations to the full Board of Directors. The membership votes to approve the board slate at our Annual meeting.

For more information, contact TRU’s Board Development Chair Stephen Maiseloff at (248) 302-0317 or TRU staff at