MAX Transportation Authority Board

The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives appointed by the City of Holland and Holland Charter Township, and an ex-officio member appointed by the City of Zeeland and one appointed by Park Township, which contract for bus services under service agreements with the Authority.

Board meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. the forth Monday of the month at MAX’s administrative office and main transfer center at the Padnos Center, 171 Lincoln Ave. in downtown Holland.   Constructed in 2013, MAX’s Operations Center is located at 11660 Greenway Drive in Holland Township.

MAX is funded primarily with federal and state funding, as well as a dedicated transit millage of 0.4 mills.  Passenger fares also provide about 6 percent of total revenue for operations.

MAX employs approximately 70 full and part time staff, and is managed by an Executive Director, who reports to the Board.

MAX Transportation Authority Board Members

  • Russ TeSlaa – Chairman, Holland Township
  • Joe Baumann – Vice Chairman, Holland Township
  • Mike Trethewey – Secretary/Treasurer, City of Holland
  • Lucia Rios – Member, Disability Network – Lakeshore
  • David Fackler – Member, Holland Township
  • Kevin Klynstra – Mayor, City of Zeeland
  • Caleb Ackerman – Student Advisor
  • Abby Klomparens – Member, City of Holland
  • Jim Gerard – Member, Park Township

Max Staff

  • Derek Broadbent – Interim Co-Director & Operations Manager
  • Beth Higgs – Interim Co-Director & Marketing/Customer Service Manager
  • Barbara Sonnerville – Information Specialist/Special Run Coordinator/Accounting Assistant