Bottoms

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced in a statement late Friday that she would replace seven members of her cabinet.

The departures include:

• Jim Beard, Chief Financial Officer

• Jeremy Berry, City Attorney

• Catherine Buell, President and CEO, Atlanta Housing Authority

• Faye DiMassimo, Renew Atlanta General Manager

• Amy Phuong, Commissioner Parks and Recreation

• Stephanie Stuckey, Chief Resilience Officer

• Anne Torres, Communications Director

On April 9, Bottoms asked all current cabinet members to submit their resignations. National searches are already underway to replace six other top level positions, including Aviation General Manager, Fire Chief, Chief Procurement Officer, Commissioner of Human Resources, Chief Information Officer and Chief Education Officers.

Separately, Melissa Mullinax, Senior Policy Advisor and Janquell Peters, Chief Service Officer will transition into different roles within the city.

Bottoms said in a statement released to the media: “In the weeks ahead, I will finalize new roles under a refreshed organizational chart. This restructuring will enable me to continue the momentum made during the first quarter of the year and effectively implement my strategy for making Atlanta a more affordable, resilient, and equitable city. I will continue to assess the breadth of skills, experiences and leadership traits needed to complete my leadership team, and will announce my nominations to fill these and other positions in the coming months. I am excited about the successes that lie ahead, and appreciate the service of these individuals to the city. I look forward to working with my new team to build an Atlanta that works for everyone.”

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.