Atlanta — Dec 04, 2019
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Board today voted unanimously to re-elect Kerry Armstrong for a fourth term as Board Chair.
Armstrong has served on the ARC Board since 2008 and was elected to his first term as Board Chair in 2013. His fourth two-year term will begin on January 1, 2020.
“I’m grateful and humbled to have the responsibility of chairing this board for another term,” Armstrong said. “I’m excited to work with my fellow board members and our agency’s talented leadership and staff to carry our critical work and help secure a better, brighter future for all metro Atlanta residents.”
Under the leadership of Armstrong and the other board members, ARC has worked with regional partners on a number of key initiatives. In recent years, this includes developing the Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy to help local communities address their housing challenges, as well as major updates to the Atlanta Region’s Plan, a long-range blueprint that provides investments to support world-class infrastructure, healthy, livable communities, and a competitive economy for metro Atlanta.
“Chairman Armstrong has worked closely with his fellow board members to help ARC become an even more strategic and collaborative partner when it comes to addressing the region’s biggest challenges,” said Doug Hooker, ARC Executive Director. “We’re excited to roll up our sleeves and continue working to improve quality of life across metro Atlanta.”
Prior to being elected ARC chairman in 2013, Armstrong co-chaired the Atlanta Regional Workforce Board, which serves seven of the region’s 10 counties, and served on ARC’s Environment & Land Use and Executive committees.
Armstrong, Managing Director/Development Partner with Pope & Land Enterprises, also is actively involved in numerous civic, educational and charitable organizations. He is the chair of the North Fulton Community Improvement District and serves as director and past chair of the Council for Quality Growth. He is a director and past chair of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and a director for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.
The Atlanta Regional Commission 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. ARC serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.
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