Mayor Kasim Reed Thanks Jo Ann Macrina for Service to City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management
Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Keith Reed, Deputy Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2016
ATLANTA –The City of Atlanta announced today that Jo Ann Macrina’s tenure as Commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management has ended. William Johnson, the City’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, will serve as interim Commissioner.
“I would like to thank JoAnn Macrina for her work on behalf of the residents of Atlanta and I wish her well moving forward in her career," said Mayor Reed. "The Department of Watershed Management provides critical services to Atlanta residents and businesses, and I will ensure that it has effective leadership who will deliver operational excellence."
William Johnson joined the Reed Administration as Deputy Chief Operating Officer this month. Johnson brings more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure management and emergency response to the position. He previously served as the Director of the Department of Transportation for the City of Baltimore, where he managed engineering and permitting services for the City. He also managed city-wide snow and weather emergency operations.Prior to his service in Baltimore, Johnson held a key leadership role as Prime Contractor to the State of Florida Department of Transportation. In this role, he assisted local governments and private non-profits in developing disaster plans, performing damage assessments and developing projects and funding sources for public facilities, infrastructure and utilities damaged by natural disasters.
Throughout his career, Johnson has developed and managed budgets in excess of $400 million, reduced customer complaints to state and local agencies to achieve a 96 percent customer satisfaction rate, managed municipal waste collection operations for a population of 1.5 million, and assisted with reverse osmosis/carbon filter tertiary and secondary treatment facility upgrades.
Johnson holds an M.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Missouri and a bachelor's in Engineering from the University of Mississippi.
“I am pleased to welcome William Johnson to our senior team,” said Mayor Reed. “I am confident that his leadership and operating experience in the public and private sectors will enhance our Administration's focus on operational efficiency and customer service."
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