The Orange County Transportation Authority this week named Patricia Pates its new board chairwoman, among other appointments. The 5th District Supervisor, who previously served as vice chairwoman, replaces outgoing Chairman Jerry Amante. He will continue to serve on the board as the 3rd District's city representative.
In her new role, Bates, who first joined the board in 2007, will lead the county's transit agency. During her time with OCTA, Bates has served on a number of committees, including legislative and communications, executive, finance and administration, and highways.
Paul Glabb, who has served on the board since 2006, will replace her as vice chairman.
The agency this week also named three new board members: Fullerton Mayor Don Bankhead, Fountain Valley Mayor Larry Crandall and Lake Forest Mayor Peter Herzog.
“I’m humbled that my colleagues have selected me to lead this agency in delivering transportation solutions to improve the quality of life for our residents,” said Bates. “OCTA has successfully weathered the economic storm, and I look forward to the coming year as we continue to seek innovative ways to keep Orange County moving.”
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