As a member of the Council for Quality Growth, we ask your help in identifying and nominating individuals for the John Williams CID Leadership Award & CID Professional Excellence Award.
The John Williams CID Award acknowledges and celebrates volunteers who have played an instrumental role in championing CIDs around the metro Atlanta region through their vision, leadership, and dedication. The inaugural awards were given to Governor Roy Barnes and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson in 2016 for their leadership in creating the legislation that enabled CIDs to serve as the vital economic and development engines they have become today. In subsequent years, the John Williams CID Award has been given to Tad Leithead, Kerry Armstrong, Bob Voyles, Mason Zimmerman, and David Allman.
The CID Professional Excellence Award honors a CID Industry Professional’s leadership in successfully investing in critical transportation infrastructure and quality of life improvement projects to enhance a district’s economic vitality. Recognized by peers as a leader in the CID community, this person demonstrates excellence in leadership and management in building a vibrant destination to live, work, and play. Gerald McDowell, Executive Director of the ATL Airport CIDs, was the inaugural recipient of the CID Professional Excellence Award in 2020. The 2021 recipient was Ann Hanlon, Executive Director of the Perimeter CIDs.