Tacoma community and business leader Michael A. "Tony" Hudson appointed to Sound Transit's Citizen Oversight Panel

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The Board of Sound Transit - the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority - unanimously supported the appointment of Tacoma community and business leader Michael A. "Tony" Hudson to the Sound Transit Citizen Oversight Panel. Comprised of citizens throughout the Sound Transit three-county district, the panel serves as an independent body responsible for reviewing the performance of Sound Transit.  

Hudson's 20-year career in the commercial banking industry includes his current position as a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch in Tacoma. Hudson is an active civic and community leader whose service includes the board of directors of the Tacoma Urban League, the Washington State Commission on African-American Affairs, chair of the City of Tacoma's Housing Committee and the board of trustees of the Charles Wright Academy. 

Tacoma City Councilmember and Sound Transit Board Chair Paul Miller had high praise for Hudson as a positive, active leader in Tacoma's business and ethnic communities, and Miller strongly supported his fellow boardmembers to support Hudson's appointment. 

Hudson fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Katherine Rose, a Tacoma resident. Sound Transit's policies require that the membership of the Citizen Oversight Panel equitably represent each geographic area of the three-county Sound Transit district, and vacancies should be replaced by a person from the same area as the former member. 

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