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  • Jefferson County Transportation Action and Advocacy Group


    Upcoming Events

    The next JEFFTAAG meeting is scheduled for June 8, 2016.

    JEFFTAAG normally meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Lookout Mountain Room (lower level) of the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building. The public is welcome to attend and observe the meetings.

    Meeting Documents

    May 11, 2016 Meeting Agenda          Adobe PDF Icon

    April 13, 2016 Meeting Summary       Adobe PDF Icon

    Axiom Strategies Legislative Update        Adobe PDF Icon

    Colorado Contractors Association Update on Transportation Initiatives          Adobe PDF Icon

    JEFFTAAG History

    JEFFTAAG has remained a policy group since May 2003. In 2003, the CWTP group reconvened to update the plan and set upon an effort to obtain funding to implement the plan. The group resolved to actively participate in regional, state and federal policy matters related to Transportation funding.

    The name County Wide Transportation Plan Group did not reflect the efforts of the group and they settled on a new name: Jefferson County Transportation Advisory and Advocacy Group (JEFFTAAG). In late 2008, the group adopted a change in name to the Jefferson County Transportation Action and Advocacy Group.

    Historically, Jefferson County and its cities have received less in federal funding than their fair share. The Group succeeded in modifying DRCOG project ranking methods and fund allocation to factor in funding equity based on population as a percentage of regional population. In this effort, JEFFTAAG in collaboration with city councils and the Board of County Commissioners, developed and distributed brochures highlighting regional funding deficiencies and sent letters in support of their positions.

    After 2003, the focus of the group has been on consideration of forming an RTA, supporting FasTracks and weighing in on transportation funding matters. This newly adopted strategic Plan reflects the broad focus of the group. 


    JEFFTAAG Advisory Group

    • Casey Tighe, Jefferson County District 2 Commissioner
    • Donald Rosier, JEFFTAAG Chairman, Jefferson County District 3 Commissioner
    • Ed Peterson, CDOT, Transportation Commissioner
    • George Pond, City of Wheat Ridge, City Council
    • John Marriott, City of Arvada, City Council
    • Libby Szabo, Jefferson County District 1 Commissioner
    • Marjorie Sloan, City of Golden, Mayor
    • Natalie Menten, RTD, Board of Directors
    • Paul Jesaitis, CDOT Region 1, Director  
    • Ramey Johnson, City of Lakewood, City Council

    JEFFTAAG Staff Members

    • Ben Waldman, City of Arvada, Lead Engineer
    • Bill Ray, City of Arvada, Deputy City Manager
    • Dave Baskett, City of Lakewood, Traffic Engineer
    • Dave Downing, City of Westminster, City Engineer
    • Derek Schuler, Jefferson County, Transportation & Engineering, Traffic/Transportation Engineer
    • Jeanie Rossillon, Jefferson County, Development & Transportation, Director
    • Lindsay Townsend, Jefferson County, Transportation & Engineering, Administrative Coordinator
    • Mike Normandin, City of Westminster, Traffic Engineer
    • Scott Brink, City of Wheat Ridge, Public Works, Director
    • Steve Durian, Jefferson County, Transportation & Engineering, Director
    • Steve Glueck, City of Golden, Community and Economic Development, Director
    • Steven Nguyen, City of Wheat Ridge, Engineering Manager
    • Yelena Onnen, Jefferson County, Transportation & Engineering, Transportation Planner

    Vision Statement

    Tackling transportation challenges for sustainable solutions

    Mission Statement

    A diverse group of state, regional and local entities

    • committed to identifying sustainable, multi-modal transportation needs for 21st century Jefferson County
    • leading to legislative and funding solutions through the sharing of ideas, and smart, forward-thinking discussions