Who We Are

Members

The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) is comprised of one representative from each of the following agencies:

  • South Coast District (South Coast Air Quality Management District - SCAQMD)
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
  • San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA)
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
  • Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
  • State Board (California Air Resource Board - CARB)
  • A regional rideshare agency selected by the other members of the MSRC committee
All member appointments and alternates are made by the respective appointing authority. The authorized appointing authority may reappoint or fill a vacancy by giving notice in writing to the MSRC Chairperson.


MSRC Members:



  • Greg Pettis
    Chair

    Alt.: Adam Rush
    Commissioner, RCTC

    Greg Pettis - Chair

    Riverside County Transportation Commission Representative
    Councilmember, City of Cathedral City


    Greg was born and raised in Duarte, California and has lived in Cathedral City since 1979. After nearly 15 years in the hospitality industry, Greg ran for and won a seat on the City Council in 1994.

    Since he was sworn in, Greg has helped build an economically vibrant community with strong neighborhoods with a long list of legislative accomplishments including: creating a first-time homebuyer program, instituting the Safe Routes to School program, working with police and social service agencies to combat the methamphetamine epidemic, completing Cathedral City's library, bringing Big League Dreams to town and revitalizing Cathedral City's downtown core.

    In addition to his duties as a Councilmember, Greg serves on the SCAG Regional Council, is 2nd Vice Chairman of RCTC and on the Executive Committee for the Coachella Valley Association of Governments.

    Greg received a BA from Azusa Pacific University, an MBA from University of Phoenix and is a graduate of the JFK School of Government's Senior Executive program in State and Local Government.

  • Larry McCallon
    Vice Chair

    Alt.: Ed Graham
    Board Member, SBCTA

    Larry McCallon - Vice Chair

    San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Representative
    Mayor, City of Highland


    Larry McCallon was elected to the Highland City Council in November 2002. He is a Past President of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and represents the City of Highland and the City San Bernardino on its Regional Council. He is a City Member on San Bernardino County's Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). He is also the Immediate Past President of the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA), where he is a member of its Administration, Plans & Programs, Major Projects, and Commuter Rail & Transit Committees. He is also a SBCTA alternate representative on the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Board of Directors.

    He is a past President of the League of California Cities Inland Empire Division and has received its James Thalman Memorial Public Service Award. He is also Past President of the League's Mayor and Council Members Department, serves on the League's Admin Services Policy Committee, and is a graduate of the League's Mayors and Council Members Leadership in Action Program. He has been awarded a Leadership Fellow Certificate of Achievement in the National League of Cities (NLC) Leadership program and is a graduate of the SCAG Regional Leadership Academy at USC. He received a Good Government Award from the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California for his leadership, while SCAG President, in the noteworthy development of a Southern California Economic Recovery & Job Creation Strategy.

    In 2005, the County Board of Supervisors appointed him to the San Bernardino County Indian Gaming Community Benefit Committee where he currently serves as the Chair. Prior to his position on the Council, McCallon was a City of Highland Planning Commissioner, a member of the City's Community Trails Committee, and served two terms as President of the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce.

    McCallon served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and was awarded the Bronze Star medal during the Vietnam War. McCallon is a retired local businessman with 18 years experience as President and CEO of McFAM Corporation dba McCLEANERS. Prior to retirement, he also directed multi-million dollar aerospace development and production programs at the Northrop Grumman Corporation. He received the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce's Presidents Award in 1998, Business of the Year Award in 1999, and Member of the Year Award in 2000. He also received the 1999 Small Business Recognition Award from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

    In addition to his civic duties, McCallon is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Highland and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church's Global Outreach activities both locally and around the world. From 2000 to 2006, he was on the Board of Directors of the Arrowhead United Way, and he served on their Planning and Allocation Committee.

    McCallon received two Bachelor of Science degrees from The University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is married and has four children and eight grandchildren.

  • Steve Veres

    Alt.: Mark Yamarone
    Metro Staff

    Steve Veres

    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Representative



  • Greg Winterbottom

    Alt.: Tim Shaw
    Board of Directors, OCTA

    Greg Winterbottom

    Orange County Transportation Authority Representative


    Gregory T. Winterbottom serves as a member of the MSRC representing the Orange County Transportation Authority. Greg brings with him a career of more than 20 years involvement in transportation issues. He serves as the Public Member on the OCTA Board of Directors and is also the Chairman of the OCTA Transit, Planning and Operations Committee.

    Greg previously served as the executive director to the Orange County Consolidated Transportation Services Agency (CTSA), an agency that provided paratransit service to persons with disabilities and one of the agencies consolidated into OCTA in 1991. He now works as an independent consultant on accessibility issues for persons with disabilities. As a wheelchair user, Winterbottom brings a unique and important viewpoint regarding transportation and transit mobility. His sensitivity to issues regarding persons with disabilities along with his extensive experience in transportation and government have benefited our communities over the past two decades.

    Greg served as Senior Consultant to the Senate Select Committee on Southern California Transportation Problems. He has previously served on Selective Service Board #160, the Adult Day Health Care/Long Term Health Care Planning Council, and the Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled (Founding Chairman of the Board).
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  • Vacant

    Alt.: Dolores Roybal Saltarelli
    Metro staff

    Vacant

    Ridesharing Agency Representative: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority



  • Michele Martinez

    Alt.: Rex Richardson
    Member, SCAG Regional Council

    Michele Martinez

    Southern California Association of Governments Representative

    Council Member,
    City of Santa Ana


    Michele Martinez was raised in Santa Ana since the age of 11 and was the first person in her family to graduate from high school and earn a college degree; she attended Spurgeon Intermediate, Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana College and California State University Fullerton. Growing up in Santa Ana, Michele witnessed close family members and friends fall victim to drug abuse, gang violence and hopelessness. But Michele worked hard, never gave up on herself and realized at an early age that education was her only chance to get ahead.

    Inspired by a desire to give back to the community that helped raise her, Michele ran for Santa Ana City Council in 2006. She personally knocked on over 7,000 doors and to the surprise of the political establishment, won the election and became one of the youngest elected leaders in Santa Ana history. She was re-elected without opposition in 2010.

    Under Michele's leadership and hard work on the City Council since 2006, Santa Ana has seen a 32 percent drop in crime. In fact, Forbes Magazine recently listed Santa Ana as the 4th Safest City in the country among cities of similar population. Michele was instrumental in stabilizing the city budget by creating the first fiscal reserve policy. The general fund reserves have grown from 3 million to 41.8 million in the past four years. Michele is most proud of championing the city’s first, five-year Strategic Plan and Economic Development Strategic Plan. Finally, Michele kept her promise and helped the city increase its open space by 22 acres, and helped the city secure millions of dollars for active transportation to ensure pedestrian and bike safety, and improved and repaired nearly 300 miles of residential streets.

    Michele's priorities on the council include economic development, public health and safety and active transportation. Michele currently chairs the Finance, Economic Development & Technology City Council Committee and serves on the following City Council Committees: Development and Transportation, Public Safety, Legislative, and the Strategic Planning Sub-Committee.

    Michele also represents the City of Santa Ana on several regional boards; she currently is the 2nd Vice President for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization representing six counties, 189 cities and more than 19 million residents. She is an at-large member for the California League of Cities Orange County Division and also represents the Orange County Division on the League of California Cities, Transportation, Communication and Public Works Policy Committee. Michele is a board member for the Orange County Waste Management Commission. She is also the City’s representative on Orange County Council of Governments (OCCOG), a joint powers authority established to monitor, analyze and provide Orange County's technical and policy recommendations on all SCAG plans and programs. Michele also represents the City on the Transportation Corridor Agencies Committee (TCA). TCA are two joint powers authorities formed by the California legislature in 1986 to plan, finance, construct, and operate Orange County's toll roads.

    Lastly, she is a board member with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO); Michele also recently became a board member for the Southern California Latino Policy Center, a non-partisan, policy education and research organization.

    Michele graduated from California State University, Fullerton where she earned a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Health at Cal State Fullerton. In her spare time, Michele enjoys traveling, riding her bike and going to the movies.

  • Jack Kitowski

    Alt.: Michael Carter
    CARB Staff

    Jack Kitowski

    California Air Resources Board, Representative
    Staff, Air Resources Board


    Jack Kitowski is the Chief of the Mobile Source Control Division for the California Air Resources Board (ARB) where he leads a team that is responsible for achieving criteria, particulate, and greenhouse gas emission reductions, primarily from heavy-duty mobile sources. Key programmatic areas include the design, development, and implementation of various regulations affecting the heavy-duty on-road and off-road sector as well as the development and administration of incentive funding for low carbon transportation and cleaner vehicles and equipment.

    Mr. Kitowski has over twenty five years of regulatory, research, testing, and planning experience with ARB. Until recently he was the Assistant Division Chief in the Industrial Strategies Division, overseeing the low carbon fuels program as well as emission reduction programs for oil and gas production, transmission, and storage. He is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a registered professional engineer.

  • Ben Benoit

    Alt.: Vacant

    Ben Benoit

    South Coast Air Quality Management District Representative
    Councilmember, City of Wildomar


    Growing up in the Coachella Valley and starting his own computer networking business in 2001, Councilmember Benoit moved to the City of Wildomar in 2004. After personally going though the development process of building a house off of an unmaintained dirt road in Wildomar, he became a strong supporter of the effort to incorporate Wildomar as a City in order to bring local control to the community.

    Having been involved in Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce, Councilmember Benoit was encouraged to run for the Wildomar City Council in 2010 and was elected. He also served as Mayor Pro Tem in 2011 and 2014 and as Mayor in 2012 and 2015.

    Councilmember Benoit serves as Vice Chair for Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) and was a part of the Board when it won the President’s Award for Excellence from Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) for WRCOG's HERO program. The HERO Financing Program is the nation’s largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, and Councilmember Benoit is a strong supporter of bringing this program to other municipalities throughout California.

    Serving on Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), Councilmember Benoit has been a strong supporter of helping further Metrolink's reach into Riverside County. He sits on the Perris Valley Line (PVL) ad hoc committee, and is proud of his participation in bringing such an important project to fruition.

    In addition, serving on two conservation boards, Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority (RCA) and as Vice-Chair of Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency (RCHCA), Councilmember Benoit understands the need to meet Federal mandates while supporting local businesses.

    Councilmember Benoit’s community involvement is motivated by his family. "My daughter Abby is the primary reason I decided to become politically involved. Wanting to ensure a better quality of life for her is the primary reason I spend so much time focused on improving our community."


TAC Members:


  • Gretchen Hardison
    Chair
    Representing City of Los Angeles

    Alt.: Detrich Allen
  • Dan York
    Vice Chair
    Representing Cities of Riverside County

    Alt.: Joe Indrawan
  • Cities of Los Angeles County Representative
    Vacant

    Alt.: Vacant
  • Cities of Orange County Representative
    Jamie Lai, P.E.

    Alt.: Linda Johnson
  • Southern California Association of Governments Representative
    Rongsheng Luo

    Alt.: Stephen Patchan
  • Riverside County Board of Supervisors Representative
    Vacant

    Alt.: Alex Gann
  • Air Resources Board Representative
    Laura Zaremba-Schmidt

    Alt.: Vacant
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District Representative
    Dean Saito

    Alt.: Vacant
  • Orange County Board of Supervisors Representative
    Anthony (A.J.) Marquez

    Alt.: Vacant
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Representative
    Steven Lee

    Alt.: Scott Page
  • San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Representative
    Andy Silva

    Alt.: Roger Weaver
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
    Eddie Washington

    Alt.: Rick Teebay
  • Mechanical Expert Representative
    Vacant

    Alt.: None
  • Cities of San Bernardino County Representative
    Sean O'Connor, City of Chino Hills

    Alt.: Vacant
  • Air Pollution Control Expert Representative
    John Kato

    Alt.: Andre Freeman
  • Orange County Transportation Authority Representative
    Sue Zuhlke

    Alt.: Bill Habibe
  • Regional Rideshare Agency Representative
    Martin Buford

    Alt.: Vacant
  • Riverside County Transportation Commission Representative
    Lorelle Moe-Luna

    Alt.: Eliza Echevarria Perez
  • San Bernardino County Transportation Authority Representative
    Kelly Lynn

    Alt.: Nicole Soto


Upcoming Meetings

June

27

MSRC

07/20/2017
-Cancelled-

TAC

07/06/2017
-Cancelled-


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