Palmdale City Councilman Fred Thompson has joined the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) Board of Directors.
Thompson, who has been serving as an alternate director on the AVTA board for the past 10 months, was appointed by a unanimous vote and was selected to fill the seat left vacant by newly-elected State Assemblyman Tom Lackey. Thompson is now one of six on the AVTA board which is comprised of representatives from the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster along with individuals from Los Angeles County.
The Palmdale City Council also voted unanimously last week to appoint new councilperson Roxana Martinez as the new alternate AVTA board member.
“Public transportation is a vital service that our citizens depend on in their daily lives, and oversight of the transit system by the board is an important responsibility,” said AVTA Board Chairman Norm Hicking. “Both Fred Thompson and Roxana Martinez bring a fresh energy to our board that will keep us moving in the right direction, in the best interest of the residents we serve.”
Thompson, a former administrator at Antelope Valley College, has formerly served on the Palmdale School Board and the Palmdale Planning Commission. Martinez, a long-time resident of the Antelope Valley, is a former vice-chair of the Palmdale Planning Commission. She is the owner of Lucky Roxy’s Cafe in Palmdale.