The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has elected fellow Supervisor Scott Haggerty to serve as board president for the next two years.
Haggerty has been vice president of the board for the past two years, a post that now goes to Supervisor Wilma Chan of the county's 3rd district.
"It is an honor to serve as president," Haggerty said. ""We represent a vibrant and diverse population and serve a wide variety of needs here in the county. I look forward to serving this board and our constituents."
Alameda County is governed by a five-member board, each of whom is elected on a non-partisan basis from a separate district where the member lives.
Haggerty was elected to the county board in November of 1996 and is currently serving a fifth four-year term. He represents the Dublin, Livermore, Fremont and unincorporated areas in east Alameda County.
The board president, chosen by supervisors every two years, presides at all meetings of the board and appoints committees to handle work involving the major programs of the county.
Appointed to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in 2000, he formerly served as chairman of that agency. He is now chairman of the Alameda County Transportation Commission, is a member and former chairman of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and is active as the county board's representative on a number of other county and Bay Area agencies and organizations.
At the national level, he represents Alameda County at the National Association of Counties, serving in various leadership capacities including as vice chairman of the Large Urban County Caucus.
Haggerty was raised in Fremont and now resides in Dublin with his family.
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