MOTA searches for new executive director

BIG RAPIDS — The Mecosta Osceola Transportation Authority is searching for a new executive director.

In September, Ron Schalow resigned from the position, according to Jill Halladay, the Osceola County Board of Commissioners representative to the MOTA board of directors.

Mike Tillman, an at-large member of MOTA’s board of directors, currently is acting as the interim director.

Halladay told members of the county commission on Wednesday, Oct. 5, three applicants applied for the director’s position. Interviews will be conducted and Halladay said she expects the board to have a candidate by the next monthly meeting, at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the MOTA office, located at 18710 16 Mile Road, in Big Rapids.