Last week the MARTA Board of Directors voted to reelect its current officers in full to serve in 2013. The vote among board members was unanimous.
The MARTA Board is responsible for setting policy and making decisions for the Authority ranging from finance to customer service. The Board is comprised of three representatives each from the City of Atlanta and Fulton County, four representatives from DeKalb County as well as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The executive director of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) serves as the Board's sole non-voting member.
The 2013 board includes:
Chairman Frederick L. Daniels, Jr. (DeKalb), Executive Vice President of Citizens Trust Bank
Vice Chair Barbara Babbit Kaufman (Fulton), Entrepreneur
Secretary Juanita Jones Abernathy (Atlanta), Former educator, retired sales director
Treasurer Harold Buckley, Sr. (DeKalb), Owner/Broker, Precision Realty
After the unanimous vote, Chairman Frederick L. Daniels, Jr. said,
"It is a great privilege to be reelected as MARTA Board Chairman and continue working alongside our dedicated board members to serve our customers, employees and the community. As we welcome our new General Manager/CEO Keith T. Parker, we look forward to working together to operate a safe, reliable, efficient and fiscally sound transit system that contributes to the economic success and quality of life of this region and state."