The core functions of the Board are as follows:
The GRTA Board reviews and approves as applicable, all documents required to ensure compliance with Federal rules and regulations. The GRTA Board also contains two committees with different focus areas that direct growth and prioritize investments in the region: The GRTA Land Use and Transportation Committee and Projects and Planning Committees are responsible for coordinating with state, regional, local and private partners to leverage the built environment to improve quality of life for the Atlanta region’s residents and advance GRTA’s values.
Land Use and Transportation Committee
The Land Use and Transportation Committee monitors the impact of GRTA activity related to Developments of Regional Impact and linkages between transportation and land use on strategic growth in the regional economy.
Projects and Planning Committee
In addition to their role in reviewing and approving the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and reviewing Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), the members of the GRTA Board also serve as the Governor’s Development Council (GDC).
How to Attend GRTA Board Meetings:
The public is invited to attend both board committee meetings and standard board meetings. All meetings are held in the board room of SRTA’s Corporate Office unless otherwise noted. The Board highly values public participation in its meetings and sets aside up to 30 minutes at the beginning of each Board meeting to receive public comments. A speaker must register in person by the start of the Board meeting. Speakers are limited to three minutes each. To see the full 2024 schedule, click here.
Walter M. "Sonny" Deriso, Jr.
Richard A. "Dick" Anderson
Board Vice Chairman
Martha S. Martin
Emanuel “Manny” Fialkow
Robert "Bob" Voyles
February 11, 2004 - January 21, 2024
Steve M. Brock