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Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board

The purpose of the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, often referred to as the TD-LCB, is to help identify local service needs and to provide information, advice, and direction to the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) on the coordination of services to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged.

Transportation disadvantaged persons are considered those who, because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age, are unable to transport themselves or to purchase transportation and are therefore dependent upon others to obtain access to health care, employment, education, shopping, social activities, or other life sustaining activities, or to children who are handicapped, high risk, or at risk.

A variety of local agencies and interest groups related to transportation disadvantaged persons are voting members on the 19-person board.  

The authority and duties of the Polk County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board are set forth in Chapter 427 of the Florida Statutes and Rule 41-2 of Florida Administrative Code.



Commissioner Jeremy Clark, Representative for Polk TPO Appointee

Vice Chairperson

Marcia Staszko, Representative for Elderly Population

Voting Members

  • Commissioner Jeremy Clark, Representative for Polk TPO Appointee
  • Dale Hanson, Representative for Florida Department of Transportation
  • Shirley Johnson, Representative for Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Kevin Gilds, Representative for Florida Department of Elderly Affairs
  • Katie Kummer, Representative for Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Joseph Lesniewicz IV, Representative for Polk County Veteran's Services
  • Marcia Staszko, Representative for Elderly Population
  • Diane Durr, Representative for Citizen Advocate #1
  • Sheryl Brown, Representative for Citizen Advocate #2 Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Tiara Dasher, Representative for Children at Risk
  • VACANT (Polk Transit Authority), Representative for Mass Transit
  • VACANT, Representative for Disabled Population
  • Emily Hughart, Representative for Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Jeanette Estes, Representative for Agency With Persons for Disabilities
  • Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Representative for Regional Workforce Development Board
  • Joy Johnson, Representative for Local Medical Community (Polk Indigent Health Care Director)
  • Lisa Miller, Representative for Public Education / School Board
  • Vacant, Representative for Economically Disadvantaged
  • Vacant, Representative for Local Private Transportation Operators


Meeting Calendar

Meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. in the Commission Boardroom on the first floor of the Polk County Administration Building - 330 W. Church St., Bartow

  • March 18, 2024
  • June 17, 2024
  • September 23, 2024