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Andi Howell, Transit Director

Andi Howell, Transit Manager

Andi Howell


  • Transit Director
  • Rural Transit Representative -- Oregon Transportation Association (OTA) Board of Directors
  • Rural Transit Representative -- Special Transportation Fund Advisory Committee (STFAC)

Originally from Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Andi moved to Oregon to pursue a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Portland State University.  Primarily focused on building a society in which each person has the ability to be their best self, she was an AmeriCorps volunteer during graduate school while working as a Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant and co-facilitator of a course on the use of focus groups in quantitative research.

Andi’s career background includes teaching as an adjunct professor at Clark College, working as a program coordinator for a family enrichment program, and a Community Resources Research Analyst for the state of Oregon.  After moving to Sandy, Andi sought employment that would build her local community and became the transit assistant for the City.  During her time as the Transit Assistant, she learned about the Sandy transit system and became entrenched in the love of public transportation for its use as a tool for those who are disenfranchised, an economic development driver and environmental friendliness.  Andi became a Certified Community Transportation Manager, endorsed by the Community Transportation Association in 2014 and obtained the Transit Manager position with the City a year later.  As the Transit Manager for Sandy, Andi oversees the Transit budget, grant applications, policies and procedures, Federal and State compliances, operation contracts and services, travel training and other transit related duties.  

Andi lives just outside of Sandy with her husband, Jerry, and their three children.  She enjoys running and playing on their small hobby farm that includes dogs, sheep, rabbits, chickens, ducks and a goose.