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Monday, October 3, 2011

AHA boss Renee Glover to resign

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Renee Glover
For weeks, we've heard whispers that Renee Glover, the longtime Atlanta Housing Authority CEO who oversaw an ambitious plan to replace the city's public housing projects with mixed-income communities, might be on her way out. (Hell, we first heard similar mumblings last year.) This just in from the AHA:

The new Board members appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed have made it clear that they would like to have a change in leadership at AHA, which is fully within the prerogative of the mayor and the board.

As a result of the board’s will, Renee Lewis Glover, one of the nation’s pre-eminent social entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the transformation of concentrated urban poverty into healthy mixed use, mixed-income communities, is negotiating to close her 17-year tenure as CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA).

AHA has enjoyed tremendous success under Glover’s leadership and she feels privileged to have had the opportunity to serve the city of Atlanta and its citizens.

Glover and the Board representatives have been working cooperatively on mutually acceptable terms of separation and an orderly transition.

We asked Mayor Kasim Reed's office why he and board members he appointed would like to see a change in leadership, as the AHA statement says. "We have no comment," replied a spokeswoman.

UPDATE, 6:03 p.m.: Says Mayor Kasim Reed in a statement:

“Renee Glover spent 17 years as the CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority. The city of Atlanta continues to face challenges around homelessness and affordable housing for working families, and it is my goal to address these critical issues in an effective, fiscally prudent and compassionate manner during my term as mayor. I believe it is time to move in a new direction, and I will rely upon the expertise of the housing authority board to lead this process.”

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