100826 Atlanta -- Passengers board an eastbound train at the Five Points MARTA station in downtown Atlanta Thursday, August 26, 2010. Bita Honarvar bhonarvar@ajc.com

Ex Decatur Mayor Floyd named to MARTA’s Board of Directors

Four years ago Bill Floyd stepped down after 13 consecutive terms as Decatur mayor, the second longest known tenure in city history. But that doesn’t mean he’s turned his back on public service.

He’s been managing director of the DeKalb Municipal Association the last two years and recently was named to the MARTA Board of Directors, effective in January.

The MARTA Board has 14 members serving four-year terms. Twelve represent Atlanta, Fulton County, DeKalb County and Clayton County, the other two appointed by the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Floyd’s is the one spot on the board chosen by the mayors of DeKalb’s 11 cities (not counting Atlanta).

According to MARTA’s website the board regularly addresses issues concerning “ridership, safety, economics, new technology, government regulations and more.”

Floyd, 69, served on Decatur’s commission from 1991-2013.

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