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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints Thomas Weyandt, Jr., Interim General Manager of Renew Atlanta

Post Date:05/25/2018 4:37 PM
Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

Nikki Forman, Interim Director
404-330-6612, office
470-372-8753, cell
nforman@atlantaga.gov

Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell
mismith@atlantaga.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2018

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appoints Thomas Weyandt, Jr., Interim General Manager of Renew Atlanta

ATLANTA – Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today that she has appointed Thomas Weyandt, Jr., as the Interim General Manager of Renew Atlanta, a position responsible for the Renew Bond and TSPLOST – an infrastructure improvement program for the City of Atlanta. Renew Atlanta, a $250 million program is the first major investment in Atlanta’s aboveground infrastructure in more than a decade.

The TSPLOST took effect on April 1, 2017, and will generate approximately $300 million over a five-year period to fund significant and expansive transportation projects citywide.

Weyandt, a former Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta, has more than 40 years of experience in economic development, policy research and regional planning industries. During his time as deputy COO, he served as the primary liaison to City of Atlanta transportation agency partners and coordinated all activities between the departments of public works, planning and community development. During his tenure with the Atlanta Regional Commission as the Director of Comprehensive Planning, Weyandt managed a 68-member staff in all physical planning activities, focusing on regional transportation, soci-economic research and a number of environmental concerns.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Tom back to the City of Atlanta,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Atlanta is seeing tremendous infrastructure growth, and having a person with Tom’s experience is essential to our progression. I look forward to the continued success of this program under his leadership.”

“I am pleased to be returning to serve the City of Atlanta in these vital and highly successful programs,” said Weyandt. “The investments being made in our transportation system will be positive impacts on our community for years to come.”

Weyandt is a frequent lecturer on planning for local universities, has served on the United Way of Metro Atlanta board of directors and is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta.

Weyandt earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Georgetown University and also attended the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and Germany where he studied at the East Europe Institute.

Weyandt begin leading the Renew Atlanta team Monday, May 14.

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