Jan. 27--County transit officials bid adieu to outgoing transit chief David Rzepinski, thanking him for his service as head of Marin's bus program since 2008.
Rzepinski's efforts helped improve "the quality of life in every part of Marin," said Supervisor Judy Arnold, who was elected president of the district board on Monday.
Rzepinski in turn lauded the board for "courageous leadership," and said it was an honor and "absolute pleasure" to serve the county.
He cited a number of accomplishments, including a balanced budget, increasing ridership, excellent shuttle program and "an amazing staff."
The county transit district's chief of operations and planning, Barbara Duffy, 55, has stepped in as general manager pending selection of an executive to replace Rzepinski.
Rzepinski leaves to join his wife, Mona Miyasato, Marin's former chief assistant county administrator, in Santa Barbara where she took over as county administrator in December.
Duffy brings management experience to the job, having served as finance chief and general manager of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, as well as interim general manager of Petaluma Transit.
Transit officials have allocated $43,000 to hire an executive recruitment firm to find a new general manager.
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