The BART Board of Directors today appointed Mary King to fill a vacancy on the governing board until an elected Director is seated on December 7, 2012.
The vacancy was created June 21, 2012 when now former Director Bob Franklin resigned to accept a position at BART as Department Manager of Customer Access. Voters will have an opportunity to elect a Director for District 3 in the November 6 election for a full four year term. In the interim, Director King will represent the District.
Director King is a former Interim General Manager of AC Transit and the first African American woman to be elected as an Alameda County Supervisor and also served as a Metropolitan Transportation Commission Commissioner. She will not seek election to the Board in November.
“Mary’s unique blend of talent and experience should serve the public well until voters have an opportunity to elect a Director for this important District,” said BART Board President John McPartland. “We’re fortunate to have Mary work with us over the next several months.”
Director King will represent diverse District
Director King will represent District 3, which lies in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Its boundaries generally include Ashland, Cherryland, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Kensington, and portions of Berkeley, Castro Valley, Hayward and Oakland.
“I’m enthusiastic about serving the people of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties again in this small way,” said Director King. “I’ve had the opportunity to work shoulder to shoulder with General Manager Grace Crunican and her staff on a variety of issues facing BART and I am looking forward to resuming that working relationship.”