Actually, they're being announced over at City Hall as I write this, but since I already had the press release I figured I'd blog it. From the release:
The Atlanta Police Department Chief Search Committee will be chaired by Georgia State University Police Chief Connie Sampson, who will serve with Rev. Joanna Adams, Lou Arcangeli, Rosel Fann, Rev. Walter Kimbrough, Lt. Scott Kreher, Robin Loudermilk, Kyle Keyser, Tiffany Williams, Philip Rafshoon, Irene Richardson, Earl Williamson and Dave Wilkinson.
OK, what I find most interesting are the folks who don't work in law enforcement, such as Atlantans Together Against Crime activist Keyser and Outwrite Books owner Rafshoon. I'm guessing his appointment may have been a reaction to backlash from the Eagle raid. Loudermilk is the head of the Buckhead Alliance, the group of business leaders that helped shut down the Buckhead party zone. Kreher is the police union rep. And Arcangeli is the well-known retired deputy police chief.
On to the AFD:
The Atlanta Fire Rescue Search Committee will be chaired by Cobb County Chief Sam Heaton, who will serve with East Point Deputy Chief William Ware, David Allman, Professor Bahareh Azizi, Marcia Bansley, Johnny Dixon, Vonda Henry, Charles Johnson, former State DHR Commissioner Jim Martin, Helene Mills, Hon. Mary Norwood, and Ken Prince.
Allman is chairman of Regent Partners, one of the city's top commercial developers. Azizi is the chemistry professor of Persian descent who recently ran for City Council. Bansley is founder of Trees Atlanta. And Mary Norwood well, you remember her.
Mayor Reed also announced the rest of his Transition Team, which is co-chaired by former Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders and attorney Lawrence Ashe:
Henrietta Antoinin, Claire "Yum" Arnold, Stephanie Blank, Charlie Fleming, Sonya Halpern, Charles Huddleston, Phil Kent, Lt. M. Scott Kreher, Rafael Maldonado, Elisabeth Omilami, State Sen. Nan Orrock, Alicia Philipp, Tara Perry, Yvonne Robinson, Beth Schapiro, and Lani Wong.
Blank, Arthur's wife, heads the family's philanthropic efforts. Kent is head of Turner Broadcasting. Omilami runs the Hosea Feed the Hungry food program founded by her late father, Hosea Williams. And Schapiro is a Democratic pollster.
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