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Reilly appointed to serve as member of MTA Inspector General’s watchdog advisory board by Governor


It was announced today that Assemblymember Michael Reilly (R,C-Staten Island) has been appointed by Governor Kathy Hochul, upon the recommendation of Assembly Minority Leader William Barclay, to serve as a member of the Management Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG).  

The Management Advisory Board was created through the New York State Public Authorities Law and consists of 13 members, each of whom is appointed by the Governor for a term of three years. Appointees are required to have substantial experience in the management of a private enterprise, the delivery of public services, or in labor or labor-management relations. The board is tasked with assisting the MTA OIG in identifying ways to improve services, reduce costs, and increase the efficiency of the MTA and its subsidiaries, such as the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA) and the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT).

Reilly is a former Lieutenant with the New York City Police Department and has been a member of several law enforcement unions throughout his career, including the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), and the Lieutenants Benevolent Association (LBA).  Then, in 2010, Reilly was elected to serve as a member of Staten Island’s Community Education Council, an advisory panel of public school parents that provides feedback to the New York City Department of Education.  In 2014, Reilly was elected President of that group.

“Thank you to Governor Hochul and Minority Leader Barclay for entrusting me to serve on the MTA OIG’s Management Advisory Board,” said Reilly. “This will be an opportunity for me, as a Staten Islander, to make a unique contribution to the group responsible for assuring New Yorkers that their fare monies and tax dollars are not subject to waste, abuse, or fraud.  I look forward to working with MTA OIG Elizabeth Keating and my fellow board members in carrying out this most critical of governmental functions.”

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