The BART Board of Directors on Thursday appointed Mary King to fill a vacancy on the governing board until an elected director is seated on Dec. 7.
The vacancy was created June 21 when Director Bob Franklin resigned to accept a position at BART as department manager of customer access. Voters will have an opportunity to elect a director for District 3 in the Nov. 6 election for a full four-year term.
In the interim, King will represent the district. She will not seek election to the board in November
King is a former Interim General Manager of AC Transit and the first African American woman to be elected as an Alameda County Supervisor and also served as a Metropolitan Transportation Commission Commissioner.
The District 3 seat represents parts of El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro.