ARC Announces New Board Members and Committee Appointments

The Atlanta Regional Commission has sworn in seven new board members who join the 39-member board’s ongoing efforts to plan for the region’s successful future and improve quality of life in metro Atlanta. The new members are:

  • Lisa Cupid, Chairwoman, Cobb County Commission
  • Carlotta Harrell, Chairwoman, Henry County Commission
  • Lee Hearn, Chair, Fayette County Commission
  • Nicole Hendrickson, Chairwoman, Gwinnett County Commission
  • Murphy Talmadge, Citizen District 1 (Portions of DeKalb and Henry counties)
  • Alisha Sanders, Citizen District 6 (Portions of DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Rockdale counties)
  • Lynette Howard, Citizen District 10 (Portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties)

“We’re delighted to have our new members join the board and bring in new insights and experiences that will allow us to continue serving our region,” said ARC Board Chair Kerry Armstrong.

ARC Chairman Kerry Armstrong has also made the following officer and committee appointments for 2021:

  • ARC Officers:
    • Vice Chair – Mayor Rochelle Robinson (Douglasville)
    • Secretary – Chairwoman Romona Jackson Jones (Douglas County Commission)
    • Treasurer – Bob Reeves (Citizen District 3)
  • Governance Committee:
    • Chair: Kerry Armstrong
    • Vice Chair: Rochelle Robinson
  • Budget and Audit Review Subcommittee: Chair: Bob Reeves
  • Ethics Committee: Chair: Romona Jackson Jones
  • Pension Board of Trustees: Chair: Kerry Armstrong
  • Strategic Relations Subcommittee: Chair: Mayor Eric Dial (Town of Tyrone)
  • Advisory Committee on Aging: Co-Chair: Romona Jackson Jones
  • Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board:
    • Co-Chair: Randy Hayes
    • Co-Chair: Mayor Eric Dial
  • Community Resources Committee: Chair: Felicia Moore (Atlanta City Council President)
  • Transportation & Air Quality Committee:
    • Chair: Mark Matthews (Citizen District 14)
    • Vice Chair: Mayor Mike Mason (City of Peachtree Corners)
  • Urban Area Security Initiative: Chair: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (City of Atlanta)
  • Housing Subcommittee:
    • Co-Chair: Nicole Hendrickson, Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman
    • Co-Chair: Rob Garcia, President of Pinnacle Financial Partners