DeKalb CEO names three MARTA Board nominees

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DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond has nominated three county residents to serve on the MARTA board of directors.

“DeKalb’s nominees are dedicated civic and community leaders who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the county,” said CEO Thurmond. “The addition of these three members will be a tremendous asset in helping the county strongly advocate for continuous transit and ridership improvements.”

Roderick Frierson is president of the Hidden Hills Civic Association, one of the county’s largest communities representing 1,683 homes. Frierson is also a business development consultant with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in manufacturing, distribution and warehouse management. Frierson received a Bachelor of Science degree in resource development and management from Michigan State University.

Roderick Frierson is nominated to fill the South DeKalb MARTA district post

Rita Scott is president of the Carriage Pointe Homeowners Association in Stone Mountain, and a member of the Fourth Congressional District Women and of the Pine Ridge Elementary PTA in Stone Mountain. Since 2004, Scott has worked with the Communication Workers of America as a political director, lobbying on behalf of workers and workers’ rights. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami Dade College.

Rita Scott is nominated to fill the countywide MARTA district post

Jim Redovian is owner and president of Atlantic Southern Products Inc. and is a past exec board member of the executive board of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association. Redovian is the past president of Dunwoody Stage Door Players and former member of the DeKalb County Board of Education. Redovian is a graduate of Ohio University, majoring in business law and finance.

Jim Redovian is nominated to fill the North DeKalb MARTA district post

DeKalb County has four appointments to the MARTA board. The DeKalb Municipal Association appointed former Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd as its board representative in January 2017.

The MARTA board of directors is comprised of 13 members representing Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton counties and the city of Atlanta, as well as two ex-officio members from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. The policy-setting board meets monthly to address challenges and opportunities facing the authority, while exploring ways to innovate and expand the system.

CEO Thurmond’s nominations now will be considered and voted on by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners.

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  • Jerry Jackson Admin at REFORM DeKalb

    March 3, 2019 at 10:17 am

    These New Members will be replacing other DeKalb Representatives that did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF DEKALB’S CITIZENS !!!



  • Ed Williams

    March 15, 2019 at 3:13 am

    It would have been good if we knew what their position and views on transit and their vision for MARTA is beforehand It does us no good to find out later. This process of appointment shows you that citizens have no role in the selection of MARTA board members or any other appointments. We do not get a chance to interview our shareholder representatives on the MARTA authority or the ATL link transit.


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