December 19, 2008

San Rafael Mayor Albert J. Boro

Elected President of the Board of Directors,

Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

 

At the December 19, 2008, meeting of the Board of Directors (Bridge Board) of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District), San Francisco, CA, the Board’s first Vice-President and San Rafael Mayor Albert J. Boro was elected Board President. San Francisco representative Janet Reilly was elected first Vice-President, and Mendocino County representative Jim Eddie was elected second Vice-President. The positions carry a two-year term, commencing immediately.

In accepting the position of Board President Boro commented, “It is a great privilege to have this honor bestowed upon me. I plan to work diligently with everyone to continue providing the services that our customers rely on, and to find the means to achieve critical projects including Doyle Drive funding and Suicide Barrier funding, as well as continue important technical projects.”

Boro

San Rafael Mayor Boro was appointed to the Bridge Board on August 6, 1992, as the appointee of the Marin County Mayors and Councilmembers. While serving on the Bridge Board, he has been active as the Chair of the Government Affairs and Public Information Committee and as a member of the Building and Operating Committee, and the Finance-Auditing Committee.

Boro was elected to the San Rafael City Council in 1987. In 1991, he was elected to his four-year term as Mayor, and re-elected to additional four-year terms in November of 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. His civic activities are extensive and include serving on the Marin County Fair Board, Marin Commission on the Homeless, San Rafael Child Care Task Force, a Boy Scouts of America Marin Council Executive Board, and the Marin Forum.

In addition to his duties with the Bridge Board, Boro is active in all things transportation related serving as Vice-Chair of the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) Board of Directors, a member of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Board of Directors, and a former member of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority (WETA) Board of Directors.

Boro is a retired Pacific Bell executive. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of San Francisco.

ReillyJanet Reilly was appointed to the Bridge Board on January 31, 2003 as one of four public members appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to represent the City and County of San Francisco. Since joining the Bridge Board, she has served as Vice Chair of the Building and Operating Committee, a member of the Finance-Auditing Committee and the Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee and is a past member of the Policy and Industrial Relations Committee.

Reilly’s community activities are many including serving as the Co-Founder of the Archbishop’s Loaves and Fishes Awards Dinner, a member of the Asian Art Museum Foundation Board, a member of the Asian Art Museum Executive Committee, a member, of the San Francisco Film Society Board of Directors, Chair of the San Francisco Film Society Development Committee as well as serving an advisor to Shanti and Catholic Charities CYO. Reilly also served as a member of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Transition Team and is a former Field Representative for Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan.

Reilly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Science form the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Chicago. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and their two daughters.

EddieJim Eddie, who resides in Potter Valley, was appointed to the Bridge Board on January 6, 1995 as the sole Bridge Board representative from Mendocino County. Eddie has served as the Chair of the Building and Operating Committee and as a member of the Finance-Auditing Committee.

Eddie has been active in government service for many years, as a member of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, 1974-1994, Chairman, Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, 1977, 1981, 1986, 1990 and 1993. He has also been active as a member of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART) Board of Directors. His civic activities include serving as the past president of the California State Association of Counties, past president of the North Coast County Supervisors Association, and member of the Mendocino County Museum Advisory Committee.

Bridge Board Membership and Compensation
The Board of Directors is comprised of 19 representatives from the six counties that make up the District—San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Del Norte. Nine represent the City and County of San Francisco, with the Mayor appointing one, four are members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and four are public members selected and appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Four members represent Marin County; two are members of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, one is an at large member appointed by the Board of Supervisors, and one is a member and nominee of the Council of Mayors and Council Members and is appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Sonoma County has three representatives: one a member of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, one a member and nominee of the Council of Mayors and Council Members as appointed by the Board of Supervisors and the third a public member appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Napa, Mendocino and Del Norte counties each have one representative selected by their respective Boards of Supervisors.

Bridge Board members earn $50 per meeting day not to exceed $5,000 per year, with the exception of the President who can earn up to $7,500.