Yvonne Williams has resigned as the president and CEO of the Perimeter Community Improvements Districts after 17 years.

In a PCIDs press release, Williams cited “life balance and family considerations,” including her daughter’s upcoming entry into college, as reasons for her resignation. Her resignation was effective Sept. 2 and there is no successor in place, according to PCIDs spokesperson Bill Crane.

Yvonne Williams. (Photo Jessica McGowan/PCIDs)

Crane said the PCIDs board canceled its September meeting for lack of a quorum. “It is expected that selecting an interim director for the PCIDs will top their agenda when that meeting is re-scheduled,” he said.

“Yvonne Williams led and helped build out our Perimeter Community Improvement Districts into one of the ‘best practices’ model CIDs in Georgia,” Crane said. “We wish Yvonne Williams luck in all her future endeavors as well as her intended focus on her family at this time.”

The PCIDs are two jointly operated, self-taxing business districts in Perimeter Center, one on the DeKalb County side and one on the Fulton County side.

Williams has led the PCIDs since 1999 through many major streetscape and roadway improvement projects, as well as many influential planning studies. She also led the PCIDs effort to provide some key funding to speed up the forthcoming I-285/Ga. 400 interchange reconstruction project.

“As we prepare to take on and support the largest transportation infrastructure project in the history of this organization, as well as within our region, we want to thank and recognize Yvonne Williams for her leadership, long tenure and service in building this organization,” said Central Perimeter CID Board Chair John Heagy in the press release, referring to the interchange project.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.

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