PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has announced the appointment and successful confirmation of Jack Sellers as the newest member of the Arizona State Transportation Board. Mr. Sellers will represent the Maricopa County region in the planning and development of Arizona’s transportation network. His appointment was confirmed Tuesday by the Arizona State Senate.
“Mr. Sellers possesses a keen familiarity with the infrastructure challenges and opportunities facing our state,” said Governor Brewer. “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.”
Mr. Sellers lives in Chandler and has been a member of the Chandler City Council since 2009. He is the former facilities manager for the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa.
Mr. Sellers has long been involved in his community, particularly in economic development and transportation issues. 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.
Additionally, Mr. Sellers has been active with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, serving on the International Leadership Committee as a board member and executive committee member. He also serves on the East Valley Partnership’s Economic Development and Government Relations Committees and chairs the Transportation Committee. Mr. Sellers also is a member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and participates on its Public Policy Committee. He previously served as a board member and chair of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, where he was named Business Leader of the Year in 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from New Mexico State University.
Mr. Sellers replaces outgoing Board Member and Chairman Victor Flores, also of Maricopa County.
About the State Transportation Board:
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 are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Arizona Senate to six-year terms. The board has broad authority to plan and develop Arizona’s highways, airports and other state transportation facilities. In addition to these general policy duties, the board is responsible for development and oversight of the state’s Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program. More information on the State Transportation Board is available at www.azdot.gov/board