FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mesquite City Council Member Debbie Anderson Elected to STAR Transit Board of Directors
TERRELL, Texas — Oct. 31, 2022 — Debbie Anderson, a Mesquite City Council member and longtime active resident, has been elected by the STAR Transit Board of Directors to serve as one of its seven primary members.
Anderson replaces Mesquite Mayor Dan Aleman on the board. She has served on the Mesquite City Council since 2021 and is president and former secretary of the Mesquite Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association; 17-year president of Mesquite’s Creek Crossing Community Watch Group-East; former commissioner and chair of the Mesquite Planning & Zoning Commission; former vice president of the Mesquite Heart Board; 2018 WISE award recipient by Mesquite Social Services; and Mesquite Citizen of the Year 2020, named by the City of Mesquite.
“Our members reflect a cross section of STAR Transit’s service area,” said Jerry Dittman, STAR Transit’s Board chairman. “This structure ensures STAR Transit’s Board maintains a regional focus that’s responsive to our communities’ needs. Debbie Anderson is uniquely qualified by her record of service to serve on our board.”
STAR Transit is the public transportation provider for the city of Mesquite. Citizens can use STAR Transit to conveniently ride to work, school, healthcare appointments, restaurants, recreation centers and movies, and connect to points beyond via the DART Green Line, including hospitals, downtown and the region’s airports.
“Debbie knows Mesquite well and will be an invaluable asset,” Dittman said. “We strive to provide Mesquite residents with the flexibility to use our service when and where they want to travel, and Debbie will be a wonderful voice in helping us improve the service.”
About STAR Transit. Founded in 1988, STAR Transit is the fourth largest transit agency in the North Central Texas region—and the largest not funded by sales tax. Revenues are derived from federal and state grants as well as local partnerships with cities, counties, and businesses. STAR Transit provides safe, affordable, and convenient transportation to the public, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities for access to jobs, healthcare, personal services, retail, and entertainment. More than 100 employees are responsible for providing over 135,000 rides annually. The agency is headquartered in Terrell. For more information, visit STARtransit.org.