Tucker Mayor Frank Auman is formally sworn in as a member of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority board.
Photo: City of Tucker
Photo: City of Tucker

Metro Atlanta mayor appointed to state-level transportation board

Frank Auman, the mayor of Tucker, is one of the newest members of a state-level board focused on transportation in metro Atlanta.

Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Auman to a post on the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority board. He was sworn in at the Capitol on Monday.

The authority addresses air quality and mobility in metro Atlanta, as well as “serving as the governor’s voice for strategic direction in transportation planning for Georgia’s most populous region,” according to the GRTA. The board also advises the State Road and Tollway Authority, which is responsible for the Xpress Commuter Coach Service.

Auman formally becomes a member of the authority's board.
Photo: City of Tucker

Auman, who was elected Tucker’s first mayor in 2016, said he was honored to be appointed.

“Transit and multi-modal transportation have become a priority for every city, and to have the opportunity to work on this board is significant,” the mayor said in a statement. He will serve on the board in addition to his position as mayor.

Auman brings a “unique perspective to the board as the mayor of a city that sits both inside and outside the Perimeter, where thousands of cars, trucks, and buses flow each day,” the city of Tucker said in a statement Tuesday.

Jace Brooks, a Gwinnett County commissioner, was also appointed to the GRTA, the governor’s office said Monday.

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