chandler council candidate Jack Sellers

Chandler Councilman Jack Sellers this week was confirmed as the newest member of the Arizona State Transportation Board.

Sellers was appointed to the board by Governor Jan Brewer and was confirmed Tuesday by the Arizona State Senate. Sellers will represent the Maricopa County region in the planning and development of Arizona’s transportation network.

“Mr. Sellers possesses a keen familiarity with the infrastructure challenges and opportunities facing our state,” Brewer said. “With an understanding and respect for transportation’s crucial role in trade, job growth and global competitiveness, he is a welcome addition to the Board of Transportation.”

Sellers has been a member of the Chandler City Council since 2009 and recentl serves as vice mayor. He is the former facilities manager for the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa.

He represents Chandler on the Maricopa Association of Governments Economic Development Committee; is vice chair of the MAG Transportation Policy Committee; and is a member of the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s Transportation Committee. He previously chaired the Chandler Transportation Commission and Chandler Transportation Bond Committee, and has served on the Airport Noise Compatibility Study Advisory Committee.

Sellers replaces outgoing board member and chairman Victor Flores, also of Maricopa County.

The seven-member State Transportation Board has policy powers and duties, in addition to serving in an advisory capacity to the director of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Members of the board serve six-year terms. The board has broad authority to plan and develop Arizona’s highways, airports and other state transportation facilities.

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