DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond has cleared another item off his to-do list by selecting three residents to serve on the MARTA board of directors.
If the county commission signs off, Roderick Frierson, Jim Redovian and Rita Scott will each receive four year terms. They will replace people whose terms expired more than a year ago but who stayed on the board because no successor had been selected.
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Frierson is a business development consultant, president of the Hidden Hills Civic Association and will represent south DeKalb. Redovian, who will represent North DeKalb, is owner and president of Atlantic Southern Products Inc. and a member of the executive board of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association.
Scott will fill a countywide seat. She is president of the Carriage Pointe Homeowners Association in Stone Mountain and political director of the Communication Workers of America.
The MARTA board, which sets policy of the transit agency, also includes representatives from Atlanta, Clayton County and Fulton County.
The DeKalb Municipal Association, an organization consisting of the mayor’s of the county’s 13 cities, holds the county’s fourth appointment to the board. The seat went to Bill Floyd, the association’s executive director and a former mayor of Decatur. Floyd currently serves as the MARTA board vice chairman.
The law allows the existing MARTA board members from DeKalb -- Jim Durrett, Fred Daniels and Bob Dallas -- to continue serving until the three new appointees are confirmed.
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