Jan 26, 2024
Cleveland, OH – The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) announces the swearing-in of Emily Garr Pacetti as the newest member to their Board of Trustees. Ms. Garr Pacetti was sworn into service by Janet Burney, GCRTA Deputy General Manager of Legal Affairs during today’s Board Retreat meeting inside Tri-C Corporate College Conference Center at 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128.
Ms. Garr Pacetti’s appointment was made by Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne, with Trustee Garr Pacetti serving an unexpired term ending in March 2025.
"GCRTA welcomes the appointment of Emily Garr Pacetti to our Board of Trustees. We agree that her professional expertise and dedication to community development, and economic mobility will be beneficial as we continue to enhance public transportation’s impact on the social economics of our community," said GCRTA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer India L. Birdsong Terry.
"I’m proud of the diverse group of experts that have been recently appointed to the GCRTA Board of Trustees and pleased to welcome Ms. Garr Pacetti as our latest member," said GCRTA Board President, Rev. Charles P. Lucas, Pastor Emeritus, St. James AME Church. "I look forward to working with Trustee Garr Pacetti as well as all our Trustees as we move forward to achieve our shared goals in guiding GCRTA as a leading transit authority both locally and nationally."
About the Board Appointee:
Emily Garr Pacetti currently serves as Vice President and Community Affairs Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. In this capacity, she leads the Community Development team which conducts research, policy analysis, and community outreach focused on the Fourth Federal Reserve District, an area that comprises Ohio, and parts of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Ms. Garr Pacetti holds a MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, an MS in urban studies from El Colegio de México, and a BA in political communications from Emerson College. She is a frequent transit rider who currently serves on the Board of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Equal Measure, a national non-profit devoted to helping clients shift systems, policies, and practices to make communities stronger, healthier, more equitable and inclusive.
GCRTA was formed in 1974 with the mission of providing public transit services to the 59 communities and 1.2 million residents of Cuyahoga County. As the largest public transit agency in the State of Ohio, GCRTA’s service options include bus, BRT, trolley, paratransit and three rail lines. GCRTA makes connections that empower individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to rise.