Two Members Added To Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Board Of Trustees

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) has welcomed Calley Mersmann and Jeffrey Sleasman as new members to its Board of Trustees. They were sworn into service by Janet Burney, GCRTA Deputy General Manager Legal Affairs. Their appointments were made by Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, and both will serve three-year terms ending in 2026.

Mersmann is the Senior Strategist of Transit and Mobility at the City of Cleveland. As the first person to hold this role at the city, her responsibilities include developing transit-supportive policies, practices, and projects; cultivating a strong interagency partnership with GCRTA; and directing the city’s transit and mobility work toward achieving equitable, accessible, safe, and sustainable movement for all Clevelanders. Mersmann previously served for four years with the City Planning Commission as Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.

Mersmann holds an MPA with concentrations in Local Government and Sustainable Development from Indiana University.

Sleasman is the Senior Director at The Fund For Our Economic Future, and founder of Boussole, LLC, a consumer goods startup focused on biomedical technologies. He is an active member of Clevelanders for Public Transit, a rider’s organization that supports and promotes affordable, accessible, reliable, environmental, and financially sustainable public transportation in Northeast Ohio.

He holds an MBA with a focus on Strategy and Entrepreneurship from The Ohio State University.


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