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For Immediate Release

11 June 2024

City of Sand City Mayor Mary Ann Carbone Elected to Chair of Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) Board of Directors

City of Sand City Mayor, Mary Ann Carbone was elected Chair of the Monterey-Salinas Transit Board of Directors. Mayor Carbone steps into the role most recently held by outgoing Chair, City of Soledad Mayor, Anna Velazquez, who has held the position since 2022.

City of Gonzales Councilmember, Lorraine Worthy was elected Vice-Chair, a position previously held by newly elected Chair Mary Ann Carbone. The announcement was made at MST’s monthly Board of Directors meeting on June 10th.

City of Sand City Mayor,
Mary Ann Carbone

City of Gonzales Councilmember,
Lorraine Worthy

The newly elected Chair is the first female mayor of Sand City, and its first-ever mayor and now MST Chair with indigenous heritage.

“Public transportation plays a critical role in our community and region – it connects residents to work, education, medical appointments, shopping, and recreation in an affordable and environmentally friendly way. We will continue the good work to provide access to safe, dependable transit to all community members,” said Carbone.

Chair Carbone and Vice-Chair Worthy will serve in their positions until July 2026.

MST is a special-purpose district governed by a thirteen-member Board of Directors made up of elected representatives from each of the twelve cities in Monterey County plus an additional representative from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. The MST Board of Directors appoints MST’s general manager, the role currently filled by Carl Sedoryk.

For more information, visit www.mst.org or call MST toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1 (1-888-678-2871). For RealTime bus arrival information, text “Next” and your four-digit bus stop ID (example, “Next 9103”) to 25370, call 1-888-MST-BUS1 with your four-digit bus stop ID, download the free Transit App, or use Google Maps.

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