Candace L. Byrd
Office of the Chief of Staff
Candace L. Byrd, Chief of Staff
The Office of the Chief of Staff provides advice and guidance to the Mayor on legislative and political issues and serves as liaison to the public and private sectors in fostering partnerships and the development of revenue generating initiatives. The Office of the Chief of Staff also provides supervision and policy direction over External Affairs & International Relations, Constituent Services, Communications, Human Services, all festivals/special events and special projects.
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Michael Geisler, Chief Operating Officer - Interim
As Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta, Geisler directly manages and oversees all city operating departments and related agencies including Aviation, Police, Fire, Corrections, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Planning and Community Development, Public Works, Watershed Management, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology, Sustainability and Enterprise Assets. Geisler served as the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management, a position he assumed in November 2012 after a national search was conducted. Geisler brings to the position more than 30 years of experience in strategic and tactical management, combined with excellent business development, operations and financial acumen.
Offices & Agencies:
Office of Communications
Office of Constituent Services
Office of Contract Compliance
Office of Cultural Affairs
Office of Enterprise Assets Management
Office of Entertainment
Office of Innovation Delivery and Performance
Office of Human Services
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of International Affairs
Office of Special Events
Office of Sustainability
Mayor Kasim Reed has designated a wide variety of administrative groups to handle the city’s business effectively.
We invite you to take a look at the agencies detailed here, including the Office of Communication, the voice of our City government; the Office of Community Technology, which provides high-tech community outreach; and the Office of Constituent Services, which stands ready to serve all citizens of Atlanta. Here you’ll also learn about the liaison services of the Office of Contract Compliance, the maintenance activities of the Office of General Services and the reforms of the Office of Program Management. Finally, the Office of Special Events will help you plan an event on city property.
In Atlanta’s continued effort to be of greater service to all its residents and businesses, we hope you find this information useful.