ARC Board Chairman
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Office of the Executive Director and CEO
The Office of the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Atlanta Regional Commission as well as ARC Board policy implementation and the building of civic partnerships.
Executive Director and CEO
Anna Roach Bio
ARC Operational Programs
The Atlanta Regional Commission’s operational programs cover a range of initiatives in the areas of transportation and mobility, community development, water resources, aging, workforce development, homeland security and leadership development. Key activities include the development and maintenance of the Atlanta Region’s Plan,(the region’s comprehensive long-range blueprint), the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Living Beyond Expectations Strategic Plan and the regional Water Resources Management Plan.
ARC operational departments include:
- Aging and Independence Services
- Community Development/Metro ATL Housing Strategy/Economic Competitiveness Strategy
- Mobility/TDM Services
- Natural Resources
- Research & Analytics
- Transportation Access and Regional Planning
- Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) – Homeland Security
- Workforce Development
- ARC Leadership Programs (RLI, LINK, ALMA, MARC)
Chief Operating Officer
Office of External Affairs and Strategy
The Office of External Affairs oversees ARC’s efforts to build stronger networks for regional action and progress through communications and marketing, government affairs, board and community relations, and strategic planning. The OEA is responsible for the agency’s strategic framework development and integration and supporting the mission of ARC in fostering thriving communities for all in metro Atlanta.
Malika Reed Wilkins, PhD, APR
Chief External Affairs Officer & Chief Strategy Officer
Office of Finance
The Office of Finance provides comprehensive financial management for the agency. This includes management of the general ledger, payroll, and accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, contracting and fixed assets. Beyond meeting the requirements of grantors and internal procedures, the primary goal of the Finance Office is to provide efficient business processes that produce accurate and timely information.
Chief Financial Officer
Office of Human Resources
The Office of Human Resources develops systems and policies for talent acquisition and investing in a diverse workforce using a lens of DEI to make and implement decisions; it systematizes the agency’s approach to compensation, benefits, learning and development, performance management, policy and compliance, while leading the organization’s staff and staff-committee efforts to ensure that internal stakeholders, across the agency, can make high-level and meaningful contributions that aligns with the agency’s vision and mission.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Office of General Counsel
The Office of General Counsel is responsible for advising the Board and agency leadership on legal matters and rights and ensuring regulatory compliance with applicable requirements and organization operational policies. In addition to legal counsel and agency compliance roles, this Office includes procurement, board affairs, records retention, and contract functions, and provides Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Title VI oversight.
Office of Information Technology
The Information Technology Office is responsible for anticipating, providing, maintaining and supporting effective computer systems for use in unified planning work programs and agency administration; providing systems and resources for applications support, development and consultation in all technology areas; and to provide technical support and training for all staff.
Chief Information Technology Officer