One new member has recently been appointed to the OATS Transit Board of Directors. Julie Rodgers of Silex MO is the newest member to join the Board of Directors.  She was sworn into office at the regular board meeting on January 28, 2020 in Columbia.

I SWARE – OATS Transit Vice-President Krissy Sinor (right) swearing in Julie Rodgers (left) to the Board of Directors.

Julie serves as the Executive Director of the Lincoln County Economic Development, housed in Troy MO.  She has been with the Economic Development Council for seven years. In 2018 she completed her course study in the Certified Economic Developer program, an international credential. She worked her way up from Assistant Director & Interim Director to being appointed as Executive Director this month. Julie has served on several local non-profit boards, including the Salvation Army, School Board, Food Pantry and others. She has been instrumental in supporting public transportation in the community due to its importance on economic development. “Julie has been an avid supporter of transportation in Lincoln County and will bring a fresh perspective to the board,” said Dorothy Yeager, OATS Transit Executive Director.

OATS Transit has been governed by a volunteer Board of Directors since the company started in 1971. The Board is made up of volunteer members from across the state of Missouri. Headquartered in Columbia MO, OATS Transit is a not-for-profit corporation providing specialized transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities and the rural general public. The organization serves 87 Missouri counties with a staff of 700 employees. Last year the company provided more than 1.4 million trips to Missourians. OATS has grown to be one of the largest and most unique transportation systems of its kind in the country. For more information about OATS Transit, please visit their website at and follow them on

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