Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority 16 Member Board Elections Complete
Monday, November 26th, 2018
The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority is pleased to announce that elections for the 10 District ATL Board have been completed. The ATL will be governed by a 16-member board—10 of the 16 members represent 10 different “Transit Districts” that intentionally cross county boundaries. Caucuses comprised of local elected officials and state legislators representing each transit district gathered to elect their respective transit district’s board member. HB930, legislation that created the ATL, prescribes that the individual elected to serve the ATL board must be a resident of that district who possesses significant experience or expertise in a field that would be beneficial to the accomplishment of the function and purpose of the ATL. The following board members were elected:
Transit District 1 - Andy Macke, Vice President External Affairs at Comcast Cable, was elected to serve a 2-year term. District 1 includes all Cherokee County, and parts of Forsyth and Fulton Counties. Municipalities included are Alpharetta, Ball Ground, Canton, Cumming, Holly Springs, Milton, Mountain Park, Nelson, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Waleska, and Woodstock.
Transit District 2 - Marsha Anderson Bomar, Executive Director of the Gateway85 Community Improvement District, was elected to serve a 4-year term. District 2 includes parts of Forsyth, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties. Municipalities included are Alpharetta, Berkeley Lake, Braselton, Buford, Cumming, Duluth, Johns Creek, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Rest Haven, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Sugar Hill and Suwanee.
Transit District 3 - Steve Dickerson, Sc.D., entrepreneur and retired professor, was elected to serve a 2-year term. District 3 includes parts of Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett Counties. Municipalities included are Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Marietta, Peachtree Corners, Sandy Springs and Smyrna.
Transit District 4 - Todd Ver Steeg, Vice President and part owner of Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service, was elected to serve a 4-year term. District 4 includes parts of Cobb and all of Paulding Counties. Municipalities included are Acworth, Austell, Braswell, Dallas, Hiram, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs and Smyrna
Transit District 5 – Tom Weyandt, former transportation policy and planning official, was elected to serve a 2-year term. District 5 includes parts of DeKalb and Fulton Counties. Municipalities included are Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, College Park, Decatur, Doraville, East Point, Hapeville and Tucker.
Transit District 6 – Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington, P.E., was elected to serve a 4-year term. District 6 includes part of Gwinnett County. Municipalities included are Auburn, Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Loganville, Snellville and Suwanee.
Transit District 7 - Chief Executive Officer of Dekalb County Michael Thurmond was elected to serve a 2-year term. District 7 includes parts of DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties, and all of Rockdale County. Municipalities included are Clarkston, Conyers, Lithonia, Loganville, Pine Lake, Snellville, Stone Mountain, Stonecrest and Tucker.
Transit District 8 - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was elected to serve a 4-year term. District 8 includes parts of Cobb and Fulton and all of Douglas Counties. Municipalities included are Atlanta, Austell, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, Douglasville, East Point, Fairburn, Palmetto, Smyrna, South Fulton, Union City and Villa Rica.
Transit District 9 - Howard Mosby, CPA, Vice President of Faculty Contracts Administration in Medical Affairs at Grady Health System, was elected to serve a 2-year term. Mosby will step down from the Georgia House of Representatives before assuming his role on the board. District 9 includes parts of Clayton, DeKalb and Henry Counties. Municipalities included are Atlanta, Decatur, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Locust Grove, McDonough, Morrow, Riverdale, Stockbridge and Stonecrest.
Transit District 10 - Clayton County Commissioner Felicia Franklin Warner was elected to serve a 4-year term. District 10 includes parts of Clayton, Fulton and Henry and all of Coweta and Fayette Counties. Municipalities included are Atlanta, Brooks, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Forest Park, Grantville, Hampton, Hampton, Haralson, Jonesboro, Locust Grove, Lovejoy, McDonough, Moreland, Newnan, Palmetto, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Senoia, Sharpsburg, South Fulton, Stockbridge, Turin, Tyrone, Union City and Woolsey.
All of the elected Board members will join Board Chair Charlie Sutlive (appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal), Teddy Russell and Mark Toro (appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle), and Gwinnett County Commission Chair Charlotte J. Nash (appointed by House Speaker David Ralston) and Earl Ehrhart (appointment effective January 14, 2019, by House Speaker David Ralston), and Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry (ex-officio, non-voting member) on The ATL Board.