Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee members Terri Crain (left) and Tena Dugan.

The Board for the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority (PRTA) announced the names of the citizens selected for the new Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC).

The PRTA Board approved Terri Crain as Supervisor Anthony Smith’s representative on the committee and Tena Dugan has been selected to represent Mayor Christian Price. Crain is president/CEO for the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce, a Maricopa resident and an avid supporter of several non-profits. She originally began her career with the Maricopa Chamber of Commerce in 2006.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the business community to have a seat at the table in this very important planning process, I am thrilled that the Supervisor appointed me,” Crain said.

“Terri is an outspoken advocate for creating for Maricopa a healthy business climate, and I know she will extend that passion for improving important links such as the SR 347 and the Maricopa/Casa Grande Highway,” Smith said. “I’m confident Terri will be a strong advocate to help push both high priority projects.”

Dugan is a longtime resident of Maricopa and has owned the Napa Auto Parts store since 2001.

“I welcome Tena Dugan to the Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee,” Price said. “As a business owner and an engaged citizen, Tena knows firsthand the importance of improving our infrastructure in order to have Maricopa grow and prosper. She will be a valuable member of this committee.”

The creation of a CTAC supports the Pinal County Regional Transportation Authority that was approved by the voters in November 2017. The purpose of the CTAC is to inform and collaborate the plans for construction of parkways, principal arterial streets and transit projects throughout all Pinal County.