City of Atlanta
Georgia

Communication
16-C-5099

A COMMUNICATION FROM MAYOR KASIM REED APPOINTING MS. KISHIA L. POWELL AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF WATERSHED MANAGEMENT FOR THE CITY OF ATLANTA.

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Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Mayor Kasim Reed
Category:Appointment_Personnel_MayorFunctions:None Required

Item Discussion

(Favorable by City Utilities Committee with one Abstention 6/28/16)

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CITY OF ATLANTA

 

 

KASIM REED

MA Y OR

 

55 TRINITY AVENUE, S.W. ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303-0300

TELĀ  4041 330-6100

 

 

 

 

June 20, 2016

 

 

The Honorable Ceasar Mitchell, President and

Members of the Atlanta City Council

City Hall, Suite 2900 South

68 Mitchell Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Dear President Mitchell and Members of Council:

 

It is my pleasure to appoint Kishia L. Powell, P.E., to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management for the City of Atlanta. This appointment will be effective upon City Council confirmation.

 

Kishia L. Powell, a registered professional civil engineer, has leveraged 17 years of experience to successfully serve municipal clients across the United States and London, England. Ms. Powell recently served as the Director of Public Works for the City of Jackson, MS and has demonstrated leadership and vision with tough issues relating to revenue recovery for the water and sewer enterprise in addition to providing oversight for the city's Wastewater Consent Decree and MS4 Programs, oversight ()f a $90M performance te problem-solving and collaboration.

 

Ms. Powell earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University and is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. She has professional association with the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, and the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.

 

Kishia L. Powell's experience and training make her an exceptionally qualified individual to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Watershed Management. Therefore, I submit her name to you and respectfully urge your confirmation of her appointment.

 

 

 

Meeting History

Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO CITY UTILITIES COMMITTEE AND COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Jun 28, 2016 9:30 AM Video City Utilities Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON COUNCIL

RESULT:FAVORABLE [6 TO 0]
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Yolanda Adrean, Andre Dickens, Howard Shook, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSTAIN:Alex Wan
Jul 5, 2016 11:15 AM Video Committee on Council Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Felicia A Moore, Joyce M Sheperd, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Cleta Winslow
Jul 5, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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CONFIRMED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 14 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:CONFIRMED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
ABSENT:Yolanda Adrean