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Danny Johnson Promoted to Managing Director of ARC’s Natural Resources Department

Atlanta — Jul 19, 2023

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) today announced that Danny Johnson has been promoted to managing director of the agency’s Natural Resources Department.

In this role, Johnson will oversee a range of programs that includes water resources planning, climate & sustainability initiatives, and water education and conservation. Johnson will also serve as Director of the Metropolitan North Georgia Waer Planning District, which is staffed by ARC.

In the 10 years he led the Metro Water District, Johnson oversaw two major planning initiatives and the development of the District’s Utility Climate Resilience Study. He also managed the governing board and work program for the District, which includes local governments and utilities in 15 counties and 96 cities.

“Danny has played a key role over the past decade in guiding our region to become a national leader in water resources management,” said Anna Roach, Executive Director & CEO of the Atlanta Regional Commission. “As our climate changes, our region must take additional steps to reduce carbon emissions and become more resilient to severe weather events like droughts and flash floods that are becoming more common. Danny is dedicated to moving our region forward on these critically important initiatives.”

Danny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering with an emphasis in Natural Resources Management from the University of Georgia and is a registered Professional Engineer.



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The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 11-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 75 other cities.  The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.  

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