Released on December 17, 2010

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Janet Reilly Elected President of the Board of Directors of the
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

janetreilly At the Friday, December 17, 2010, meeting of the Board of Directors (Board) of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD), San Francisco, CA, the Board’s first Vice-President and San Francisco representative Janet Reilly was elected Board President. Mendocino County GGBHTD Board representative Jim Eddie was elected First Vice-President and San Francisco GGBHTD Board representative Lynn Newhouse Segal was elected Second Vice-President. The positions carry a two-year term, commencing immediately.

In accepting the position of Board President Reilly stated, “This is truly an honor for me to serve the Bay Area in this capacity. I recognize and fully appreciate that we have some very difficult fiscal challenges ahead of us, but we will continue to thrive and provide our much needed bridge, bus and ferry services. We will also undertake something very historic, unique, and meaningful to so many in the Bay Area – the celebration of the Bridge’s 75th anniversary in May 2012.”

Janet Reilly has served as a member of the Board since 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 on the 19-member Board. Since joining the Board, she has served as Chair, Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee, member of the Building and Operating Committee, and past member of the Finance-Auditing Committee and the Policy and Industrial Relations Committee. Additionally, Reilly’s community activities are many and include the following:

  • Co-Founder & President, Clinic by the Bay, 4877 Mission St., San Francisco
  • Chair, California List of Northern California
  • Co-Founder & Chair, Catholic Charities CYO Archbishop’s Loaves & Fishes Awards Dinner since 1999
  • Advisor, Shanti and Catholic Charities CYO
  • Past Member, Asian Art Museum Foundation Board and Executive Committee
  • Past Member, San Francisco Film Society Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Mount St. Joseph - St. Elizabeth Foundation Board

Reilly has also served as the Public Relations Manager for Mervyns Department Stores, a Mayoral Aide for Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan, and a reporter and anchor for KGWN-TV5 Cheyenne, Wyoming. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Science from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Chicago. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and their two daughters.

Jim Eddie, a rancher from Potter Valley, was appointed to the Board on January 6, 1995 as the sole 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 former member of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, 1974-1994, and former Chairman, Mendocino County Board of Supervisors in 1977, 1981, 1986, 1990 and 1993. He has also been active as a member of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Board of Directors. Eddie’s community service activities include serving as current member of the Mendocino County Museum Advisory Committee, past president of the California State Association of Counties, and past president of the North Coast County Supervisors Association.

Lynne Newhouse Segal, a retired attorney, was appointed to the GGBHTD Board on September 30, 2005 as a public representative appointed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Newhouse Segal serves as member of the following committees: Building and Operating, Governmental Affairs and Public Information, and Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations. Her public service is diverse and includes having served as former Commissioner, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department; former Commissioner, Human Rights Commission, Rockland County, NY; and former Executive Committee Member California State Democratic Central Committee. Newhouse Segal has also been involved in numerous civic activities ranging from Coordinator, US Conference of Mayors San Francisco, Co-Chair, San Francisco Mayor’s Summit for Women Finance; Founding Member, International Museum of Women; Board of Directors Pacific Heights Residents Association, and Board Member Friends of Lafayette Park.

GGBHTD Board Membership and Compensation

The Board of Directors has 19 members from the six counties of the GGBHTD—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 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.