BATA also shares information and discusses current and future services with a volunteer Local Advisory Council consisting of community members representing various groups throughout Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. The Local Advisory Council meets every January to discuss and approve BATA's Accessibility Plan for MDOT, then twice more in the year for updates, comments, and generating ideas. Please contact us at if you're interested in participating. 


Upcoming Meeting:

April 2024


Past Meetings:

January 17, 2024 (agenda) (presentation) (video recording) (minutes)

October 5, 2023  (agenda) (presentation) (video recording) (minutes)

April 12, 2023  (agenda) (presentation) (video recording) (minutes)

January 10, 2023 (agenda) (presentation) (video recording) (minutes)

September 12, 2022 (agenda) (presentation) (minutes)

May 9, 2022 (agenda) (presentation) (minutes)

January 24, 2022 (video recording) (minutes)


Current members include:

Fern Spence, Chair, Community Representative

Matt Moritz, Community Representative

Linda Joppich, Community Representative

Dan Buron, CEO - Goodwill of Northern Michigan

Mandy Joppich, Community Representative

Michelle Krumm, Grand Traverse County Senior Center

Lena Vander Meulen, Director - Leelanau County Senior Services

Amanda Molski, Associate Director - Area Agency on Aging

Demarie Jones, Independent Living Resource Specialist - Disability Network                                                      

Susan Odgers, Community Representative

Lana Payne, Director - Grand Traverse Commission on Aging

Mitch Treadwell, Commissioner - City of Traverse City


Updated: 01/18/2024