Jay Davidson Named TAPS Board Chair

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Jay Davidson
Jay Davidson, Chairman, TAPS Public Transit Board of Directors.

After a unanimous vote during their January regular meeting, the TAPS Public Transit Board of Directors elected Jay Davidson to sit at the head of the table as Chairman for the next year. Davidson served as Secretary of the transportation board for the past year and has been on the board since November 2009.

Davidson is owner of JMD Consulting and is on the City Council in Decatur. He replaces Cary Wacker who served three one-year terms as Chairman. Wacker was recently elected to be Mayor of Sherman.

Members of the TAPS Board of Directors represent communities served by the transportation organization across a six-county area that includes Cooke, Clay, Fannin, Grayson, Montague, and Wise Counties.

Davidson said he is excited about the future of TAPS in the region as a new routes and services are expanded. “There is a constant need to develop transportation options to help low-income families, the needy, students and workers who need to get from here, to there, and back,” said Davidson.

“Cary Wacker’s leadership during her term as Chairman allowed TAPS to evolve into one of the most respected regional transit systems in North America,” Davidson added. “I look forward to working with TAPS CEO Brad Underwood and his staff to continue the course as an important taxpayer service.”

Gary Hollowell, Cooke County Commissioner, will continue in his role as Vice Chairman and Ken Brawley, Denison City Councilman, continues as Secretary.