Board of Trustees

**COVID-19 UPDATE - 02/11/2021

This Notice is issued in compliance with Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Disaster Proclamation and related Executive Orders and legislation, all in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  The Proclamations, Executive Orders and legislation are collectively referred to as “Disaster Law”.  Disaster Law permits remote participation in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.   The District has duly entered a finding that an in-person meeting is not practical or prudent.  Therefore, meetings identified on this website will be conducted virtually. 

In-person meeting attendance occurs only to the extent necessary for the mechanics of meeting presentation and legal compliance.  As to in-person attendees, additional requirements (including face coverings and social distancing) will be applied per guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The District appreciates cooperation with the conditions described in this Notice.  During the course of the meeting, attendees are encouraged to promptly speak up if deficiencies in sound quality or signal delivery are detected.  Instructions for meeting participation are available on MetroLINK’s website or by contacting MetroLINK’s administrative office at 309-786-2705.  Public comments are accommodated through email in advance of the meeting, addressed to    


In accordance with Illinois State Statutes, a board of 5 trustees governs MetroLINK. The mayors of the five principal municipalities within MetroLINK’s district boundaries appoint the trustees separately for a four-year term. The five municipalities include the Cities of East Moline, Moline, Rock Island, and Silvis, and the Village of Milan. 


  • Chairperson: Robert J. Baecke, East Moline
  • Vice-Chairperson: Berlinda Tyler-Jamison, Rock Island
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Maria Ontiveros, Moline
  • Trustee: Melinda Thorngren, Silvis
  • Trustee: Dave Krouth, Milan


Meetings of the MetroLINK Board of Trustees are held at 1:00 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at MetroLINK'S Administrative Office, 1515 River Drive, Moline, Illinois.