Mayor Bottoms announces decisions on several cabinet members

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Friday that she accepted resignations from numerous cabinet members, including airport General Manager and Directors of parks, and finance.

Earlier in April, Bottoms asked every cabinet member to submit letters of resignation and said she would make a decision on which resignations she would and would not accept.

In a statement sent to FOX 5, Bottoms noted that searches have already started to fill the following roles:

  • Aviation General Manager
  • Fire Chief
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Commissioner of Human Resources
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Education Officer 

Also, several Cabinet members will leave their posts:

  • 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 

"Separately, Melissa Mullinax, Senior Policy Advisor, and Janquell Peters, Chief Service Officer will transition into different roles within the City," Bottoms said in the statement.

Bottoms went on to say roles will be finalized in the months ahead, "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."