In a letter to Gov. Rick Perry, Robert K. Shepard has announced his resignation as the governor-appointed director of the North Texas Tollway Authority Board of Directors.
“As I consider other opportunities to serve the State of Texas, I leave the NTTA Board of Directors during a time of exponential growth and accomplishment,” said Shepard. “It has been particularly gratifying to work with my fellow board members during my tenure as we worked to deliver mobility solutions such as the Chisholm Trail Parkway (NTTA’s first project in Tarrant County), Sam Rayburn Tollway, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge and President George Bush Turnpike Eastern Extension to the citizens of the North Texas region.”
In his letter to Gov. Perry, Shepard also acknowledged the hard work, standards, dedication and commitment of NTTA employees.
Shepard was appointed to the board in September 2006 by Gov. Perry.
“Bob has been a solid, stable, valuable member of the NTTA Board of Directors,” said Board Chairman Kenneth Barr. “It has been an honor and privilege to have served with him and I thank him for his leadership on behalf of the NTTA and the entire North Texas region.”
The NTTA represents Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties and is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors. Each of the four counties within the service area of the NTTA appoints two members. The Governor of Texas appoints one member from a county adjacent to the NTTA's four-county service area.