Robert "Bob" Fry is the newest member of the METRO Board of Directors. He was sworn in at today's Board meeting. The former mayor of West University Place was appointed to represent a group of 14 smaller cities on the Board that are within METRO's service area. Fry is a Houston native who graduated from Milby High School, attended the University of Texas at Austin and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After returning from duty, he started a maritime industry company from which he retired after its sale in 2011.
"I'm thankful to mayors of the 14 smaller cities and to the METRO Board for their confidence in me. I look forward to working closely with fellow Board members and staff as METRO meets the transportation needs of our growing region," said Fry.
Fry currently serves as chairman of the Texas A & M Galveston Board of Visitors, Chairman of the Houston Maritime Museum and was the founding chairman of the San Jacinto College Maritime Advisory Committee.
His term at METRO will last two years. Members can serve up to eight years on the Board.
METRO Board Member Don Elder, who also represents the smaller cities, was sworn in for a second term at today's meeting.
Fry's predecessor, Cindy Siegel, was honored with a proclamation by the Board. Her former colleagues shared their appreciation for her service.