FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2022
MARTA BOARD ELECTS NEW
LEADERSHIP, BOARD MEMBERS FROM ATLANTA, CLAYTON DEPART
– The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) board of directors
recently recognized long-serving board members from Atlanta and Clayton County
who stepped down or reached the end of their term and elected new board
officers for 2023.
board members Robbie Ashe and Reginald Snyder announced at the December board
meeting that they will be stepping down from the board, and Clayton County
member Roberta Abdul-Salaam’s term is ending, effective in January. Ashe, a
former chair, served on the board for 12 years, Ms. Abdul-Salaam for seven, and
Snyder for two.
would not be the system is it today without the leadership and passion of these
board members,’ said MARTA General Manager and CEO Collie Greenwood. “Their
contributions are many, but I want to specifically mention the expansion of
service into Clayton County and the More MARTA Atlanta referendum and expansion
as highlights. They have selflessly invested thousands of hours into improving
this agency and the service we deliver. We thank them for their commitment to
public transportation and they will be missed.”
new Atlanta and Clayton board members will be welcomed at the January 2023
beginning in the new year, Governor appointee Thomas Worthy will serve as board
chair and Clayton County representative Katie Powers will serve as vice-chair.
The 2023 MARTA Board Officers are as follows:
- Thomas Worthy is elected Chair
- Katie Powers is elected as Vice-Chair
- Al Pond
is elected as Secretary
- Rod Frierson is elected
- Rita Scott will serve as Immediate Past Chair
MARTA board of directors is comprised of 13 voting 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.
calendars and meeting minutes can be found at MARTA (itsmarta.com).