Palm Tran Assistant Director Charles Frazier is among a select group of individuals nationwide participating in the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Leadership Class of 2018. Frazier is one of 25 public transportation officials selected for the year-long program designed to help participants develop their skills and prepare them for senior and executive leadership roles. The coursework began in September and is organized by APTA – the leading association of transit agencies nationwide.
“I’m honored and humbled to be recognized by APTA at the national level,” Frazier said. “I’m eager to learn from seasoned transit professionals and adapt their successful tactics to enhancing Palm Tran, as well as share my knowledge and experiences,” he added.
APTA Leadership Class members participate in an intensive program that includes: skill-building workshops, conferences, executive roundtables, team leadership projects, teleconferences, online meetings and web-based events. Frazier will also be introduced at APTA’s annual meeting in Atlanta in October.
In his role at Palm Tran, Frazier oversees: information technology, security, facilities, public relations/marketing and customer service. Additionally, Frazier is Palm Tran’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer. He began his career in public service in 2000 with Palm Beach County’s Community Services Department. In 2001 and 2002 respectively, Charles was awarded the Team Player of the Year Award and the Support Services Award for his significant dedication to the Head Start program. In 2004, he was recognized with the County Administrator’s Golden Palm Award for his extensive work benefitting the Division of Senior Services. Frazier received another Golden Palm award in 2005 for implementation of video conferencing technology for the Public Defender’s Office. He is a graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and currently president of Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC) – a non-profit organization.