PALMDALE – Palmdale City Councilmember Roxana Martinez has been appointed as an alternate member of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Board of Directors by Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Martinez was appointed to the Palmdale City Council at its Jan. 14 meeting to fill the seat vacated by newly elected State Assemblyman Tom Lackey.
Martinez had been serving as the Vice-Chair of the Palmdale Planning Commission prior to her Council appointment, and has served on the Commission since 2012. She currently is an alternate delegate for the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District board, Antelope Valley Transit Authority board, California Contract Cities Association board, Los Angeles County Sanitation District Nos. 14 and 20, and the Palmdale Aerospace Academy.
A longtime resident of the Antelope Valley, she graduated from Littlerock High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy and is currently working toward a master’s degree in philosophy.
Martinez currently owns and manages Lucky Roxy’s Café in Palmdale. Her first job was working for the City as a program leader in the Recreation and Culture Department. She enjoys the outdoors and is a fan of the Science Channel.
Metrolink is governed by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority that was formed in 1991 and comprises five county agencies that were tasked with reducing highway congestion and improving mobility throughout Southern California: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority, Riverside County Transportation Commission, San Bernardino Associated Governments and Ventura County Transportation Commission. During its 20 years in service, Metrolink has expanded from three service lines, 11 stations and 2,300 daily boardings to seven service lines, 55 stations and 44,000 daily boardings, all over a 512 route-mile network.
For information on Metrolink, visit www.metrolinktrains.com.