Travis County Commissioner Jeff Travillion appointed to Capital Metro Board

Travillion to serve out partial term through June 2018

AUSTIN, Texas - Members of the Travis County Commissioners Court appointed Jeff Travillion on Tuesday to serve on Capital Metro's board of directors. A member of the Travis County Commissioners Court representing Precinct 1, Travillion will serve on the board at least until June 1, 2018, at which time the court will make an appointment to fill the regular three-year term on Capital Metro's board.

"We welcome Commissioner Travillion to the board, and I look forward to working with him," said Linda Watson, Capital Metro's president/CEO. "It's vitally important that our entire service area has representation on our board, and Commissioner Travillion will be a strong voice for Travis County's interests."

Travillion was elected to the court in 2016 and took office in January 2017. He worked for the city of Austin for 16 years, retiring as team lead for the Code Department's Neighborhood Enhancement Team. Travillion has conducted reviews of state agencies and city departments, and worked to improve operational efficiency for organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

A graduate of Jackson State University's W.E.B. Dubois Honors Program, Travillion also was a fellow of both the Heinz School at Carnegie-Mellon University and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He has a master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Travillion's term will begin Monday, Oct. 23, the next scheduled meeting of Capital Metro's board of directors. He was appointed to serve out the remainder of former board member Beverly Silas's term. Silas, who resigned last week, was Travis County's representative on the board.

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Jeff Travillion

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Peter Partheymuller, 512-609-1646