Leander City Councilman Siebold appointed to Cap Metro board

Leander City Councilman David Siebold was appointed April 30 to Capital Metro's board of directors, replacing outgoing member and Volente Mayor Justine Blackmore-Hlista.

Blackmore-Hlista was appointed in August 2010 and served as Capital Metro's representative on the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

"I want to thank Justine Blackmore-Hlista for her service on the Capital Metro board," said Mike Martinez, Capital Metro chairman and Austin City councilman. "She truly took a regional approach to mobility improvements in our community. On behalf of the entire board, I welcome Dave Siebold to Capital Metro and look forward to working with him to continue Capital Metro's progress."

Siebold was appointed by the mayors of the small cities within the Cap Metro coverage area to represent them on the board, which is responsible for making policies about the operation, control and management of Capital Metro. It is authorized to hire the president/CEO and others necessary to operate the Authority effectively.

The board consists of three members appointed by CAMPO, one representative from smaller cities, one member each appointed by the Williamson County and Travis County commissioners, and two members appointed by Austin City Council.

Siebold will be sworn in immediately preceding the May 20 board meeting.



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