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Atlanta Regional Commission Elects Officers, Committee Chairs

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) announced its 2018 board officers today. The officers were appointed by ARC Board Chairman Kerry Armstrong and approved by the ARC board.

ARC officers for 2018 are:

  • Vice Chair: Rochelle Robinson, Mayor of Douglasville
  • Secretary: Charlotte Nash, Chairman of Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
  • Treasurer: Bob Reeves, Citizen District 3
  • Parliamentarian: Julie K. Arnold, Citizen District 12

Armstrong also appointed the following board members to serve as chair or vice-chair of ARC’s board committees:

Aging & Health Resources

Chair:  Clark Boddie, Mayor of Palmetto
Vice Chair: Nancy Harris, Mayor of Duluth

Community Resources Committee

Chair: Mark Mathews, Citizen District 14

Regional Transit Committee

Chair: Jeff Turner, Chairman of Clayton County Board of Commissioners

Strategic Relations Committee

Chair: Eric Dial, Mayor of Tyrone
Vice Chair: Amol Naik, Citizen District 4

Transportation & Air Quality Committee

Chair: Charlotte Nash, Chairman of Gwinnett County
Vice Chair: Buzz Ahrens, Chairman of Cherokee County Board of Commissioners

“ARC depends on the vision and leadership of our board for direction, and these officers and committee chairs help guide that vision,” said Armstrong, who in December was elected to a third term as chairman. “The board and ARC staff are working hard to ensure that metro Atlanta remains one of the nation’s most vibrant, dynamic regions.”

The 39-member ARC Board consists of: the county commission chair from each of the 10 member counties; the mayor and a council member from the City of Atlanta; and a mayor from each of the 10 counties with the exception of Fulton, which has two mayoral representatives – one from North Fulton and one from South Fulton. The board also includes a representative from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and 15 citizen members selected by the board’s elected officials.

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities.  The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.