Buckhead resident Peter Aman, who signed on in January to be Mayor Kasim Reed’s chief operating officer for the city of Atlanta, has committed to serve in that position for an additional year, until Dec. 31, 2011.

Aman, confirmed as COO by Atlanta City Council in January, has addressed the city’s pension crisis, reducing emergency response times, eliminating fire-station brown-outs, improving delivery of critical city services and building multi-million dollar reserves for the city.

“Peter is a transformational leader who has helped me to significantly improve the quality of city services while also streamlining inefficiencies in municipal government,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “His knowledge and expertise in addressing the city’s most difficult challenges have been invaluable.”