Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers Virtual Forum Series 3rd Stop: Volunteer Driver Recruitment and Promotion

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. CST



This will be the third stop in the MCOTA volunteer driver virtual forum series, Minnesota’s Road to Volunteer Drivers. The purpose of this virtual forum is to learn about ways to recruit volunteer drivers.


Introduction – 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation (invited)

Volunteer Driver Recruitment and Promotion –9:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Martin Lepak, Recruiter, Arrowhead Transit Volunteer Driver Program


Martin Lepak HeadshotMartin Lepak has worked as a transportation advocate with the transit division of the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) since 2013. His main focus is to recruit and train volunteer drivers to provide medical- and employment-related rides to individuals in northeastern Minnesota. Prior to COVID-19, the Arrowhead Transit volunteer-driver program had in excess of 250 active volunteer drivers providing rides to individuals in 14 northeastern counties. Martin also has served on the Saint Louis County Board of Commissioners and the AEOA Board of Directors. In addition, he served as weatherization manager for the Duluth AEOA weatherization office and, earlier in life, had a career in the printing industry before owning and operating his own residential construction business.


The virtual forum is free to attend, but registration is required. After you register, you will receive an email confirmation with Zoom login information for the forum. You will also receive an email reminder with the login information one day prior to and one hour prior to the start of the event. Your login information should not be shared with others; each person must register individually.

Please note: By registering for this forum, you will automatically be registered for all forum series events. You may attend as many as you wish using the same Zoom information. If you have previously registered for any other forum events, you do not need to register again.

If you’re unable to join the live broadcast, a recording with captioning and ASL interpretation will be available here following the event.