Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Joins Mayors and Executives Around the Country to Urge USCIS to Reduce Unacceptable Backlog of Citizenship Applications That Create “Second Wall” for Local Immigrants
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined nearly 50 U.S. mayors and executives who on Monday delivered a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Frank Cissna demanding that the agency reduce the backlog of over 753,000 citizenship applications and reduce the time it currently takes to process citizenship applications down to six months, on behalf of a quarter of a million immigrants with pending applications who reside in their cities.
08/01/2018 4:28 PM
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced two appointments to the Administration’s Executive Team. Winfield Ward Murray has been named Deputy Chief of Staff and Vanessa Ibarra has been permanently appointed as Director of International Affairs.
08/01/2018 9:22 AM
City of Atlanta Selected for City Accelerator Program to Help Strengthen Local Minority-Owned Businesses and Create Jobs
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms today announced the City of Atlanta will join the City Accelerator program, an initiative of the Citi Foundation and Living Cities, to foster innovation and promote collaboration between urban leaders to address pressing issues cities face today.
07/31/2018 4:06 PM
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Names Karen Carter as the Interim Director of the Office of Grants Management
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced the appointment of Karen Carter as the Interim Director of the Office of Grants Management. The office is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of all grants awarded to the City of Atlanta.
07/25/2018 3:07 PM
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Joins City Leaders from Around the World in Second Class of Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
The City of Atlanta announced today that Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is joining 40 Mayors from around the world in New York this week for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.
07/23/2018 7:41 PM
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that Amol Naik has been named Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Atlanta. In this role, he will be responsible for ensuring progress towards the Administration’s established goals of becoming more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges we face as a city.
07/17/2018 10:40 AM
In keeping with her commitment to ensure that all Atlantans have the opportunity to achieve success, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that Kimberlyn Daniel will serve as Interim Executive Director of WorkSource Atlanta, an agency focused on job training and placement.
07/10/2018 1:49 PM
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Appointed as New Chair of Community Development and Housing for U.S. Conference of Mayors
The Committee’s role is critical in helping the Conference define its strategy and policy on matters of housing, affordability and economic development.
07/06/2018 1:11 PM
Nina Hickson has been permanently named City Attorney and Joshua Williams will serve as the City’s newest Deputy Chief Operating Officer.
07/05/2018 9:30 AM
The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW) announced the roll-out of its new Solid Waste Services schedules and routes beginning July 9, 2018.
06/29/2018 11:04 AM
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the appointment of retired Lieutenant Colonel David L. Wilson, II, as the City’s new Chief Procurement Officer.
06/28/2018 3:45 PM
Jon Keen, a veteran of the United States Army and manager of public sector teams for Deloitte Consulting, has been named Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Interim Director of Constituent Service, Curtis Bailey has been appointed to the permanent position, and long-time Atlanta news anchor and reporter Keith Whitney has been named Director of Communications.
06/22/2018 9:00 AM
Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Submitted by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Unanimously Approved by Atlanta City Council
The $661.4 million budget is the first to be proposed by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and focuses on the Administration’s priorities including public safety, economic development, equity, transparency and the quality of life of all city residents.
06/18/2018 5:36 PM
Earlier today, the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that the 2026 World Cup will be played in North America, with games in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The successful North American bid to host the event recommended Atlanta as a potential site for a semifinal match as well as the international broadcast center.
06/13/2018 4:14 PM
The City of Atlanta announced today that Channel 26 has been nominated for an Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Southeast for their “WEI Graduates Express Gratitude” video, featuring the first inaugural class of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI). The “WEI Graduates Express Gratitude” video is one of several nominations in the Public/Current/Community Affairs category.
06/12/2018 9:59 AM
Department of City Planning Announces Public-Private Collaboration to Encourage Better Architecture in Atlanta
The Department of City Planning today announced its collaboration with the Midtown Alliance and Noble Investment Group on a new design for a hotel proposed at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Midtown.
06/12/2018 9:24 AM
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today the appointment of three executives to key leadership positions for the City of Atlanta.
06/08/2018 11:02 AM
The Department of City Planning today announced the inaugural round winners for the City of Atlanta’s Placemaking Program.
06/06/2018 8:56 AM
The City of Atlanta announces the launch of the annual Summer Food Program. This is a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Human Services and Bright from the Start: Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning, offering free meals to underserved children and teens during the summer months while schools are closed
06/05/2018 7:11 PM
One of Atlanta’s most historic corridors, named after one of its most prominent citizens, will undergo a redesign focused on emphasizing its culture, environment and economy thanks to the input of students from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design.
05/30/2018 1:43 PM