Seeking Nominations to the Gateway Cities Service Council

Want to help advise us on our policies and service? The Gateway Cities Council of Governments (COG) is actively seeking nominations to our Gateway Cities (GWC) Service Council.  

What does the Service Council do? Glad you asked. The Service Councils meet monthly to provide the public with opportunities to share their feedback on our programs, policies, and service. They also hold public hearings for major bus and rail service changes, and send bus service change recommendations to the Metro Board of Directors. Members serve three-year terms with no term limits.  

As a councilmember, you’ll get a badge for unlimited use of Metro Rail and Bus, and a $100 stipend per meeting, for up to two meetings per month.  

To qualify, you must live in, work in, or represent the Gateway Cities – find a map of the region here to verify eligibility. More information about our service councils is available here.  

Our Service Councils advise us on issues important to their respective communities. That’s why it’s so important that the racial and ethnic composition of each council reflects the respective region and its ridership. Women are also historically underrepresented on our service councils, even though they tend to comprise the majority of the region’s transit riders –– so we encourage them to apply.  

So, if you or someone you know is interested in serving on the Gateway Cities Service Council, complete the application found here and send it to: 

Gateway Cities Council of Governments 

16401 Paramount Bl 

Paramount, CA 90723  

You are also welcome to send your application via email at  

Just remember – the deadline is 4:00 p.m. by Thursday, March 14, 2024 

The COG will screen candidates and may interview them before making their selection. For more information or to receive a copy of the application, contact the COG at the email above or by phone at (562) 663-6850. (In accordance with the Americans Disability Act, you may also call this number to obtain the information in alternative format.) 

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