Transparency Officer

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Office of Transparency

 All non-essential City of Atlanta employees are currently working remotely in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic emergency.  This may cause unavoidable delays in our ability to provide access to public records.  We appreciate your understanding and patience as we do our best to manage this unprecedented situation.  If you have requested records via email and are having difficulty reaching the appropriate custodian of those records, you may forward a copy of your email request to  for assistance in reaching those custodians.  Remember to stay home, stay safe, and wash your hands!

Chief Transparency Officer | Kristen Denius

Kristen Denius Chief Transparency OfficerThe City of Atlanta recognizes that compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Open Records Act is vital and essential component of creating and maintaining public trust and enhancing the City’s effectiveness. 

As part of an effort to implement best in class policies, procedures, and protocols for transparency and compliance with the Georgia Open Records Act, the City has created the position of Transparency Officer.  The Transparency Officer is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

The duties and responsibilities of the Transparency Officer include oversight of the enforcement of City-wide compliance with the requirements of the Georgia Open Records Act, promulgation of Open Records compliance policies and procedures, investigations into allegations of non-compliance, and the provision of training to all City employees and elected officials.


Requesting Public Records

Requests for public records should be directed to the department(s) with custody of the specific records being sought.  Please direct your records requests to the appropriate designated custodian for each City Department as listed here.

For assistance in determining the appropriate custodian of records you are seeking please feel free to contact the Transparency Officer.


Applicable Laws


Applicable City of Atlanta Policies and Procedures


Compliance training materials (coming soon)


Useful Links:


*Please note that the Chief Transparency Officer is not the designated custodian of records for all public records within the custody of the City of Atlanta. Your request for records should be directed to the appropriate designated custodian for each City Department as listed here.

Contact Information

City of Atlanta
Office of Transparency
Kristen Denius

Chief Transparency Officer
Office: 404-546-4100





View Full Site