Candace L. Byrd
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
Duriya Farooqui, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta, Farooqui directly manages and oversees all city operating departments and related agencies including Aviation, Police, Fire, Corrections, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Planning and Community Development, Public Works, Watershed Management, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology, Sustainability and Enterprise Assets. Appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed, she is the youngest person to serve as Chief Operating Officer for Atlanta, the first Asian American and the third woman to hold the position. She has led major Reed Administration initiatives across the city to drive results in public safety, service delivery and improved operations across city agencies including Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world. Farooqui is responsible for the management of over 7000 city employees and operations that span an annual budget of over $2 Billion.
Office of the Chief of Staff
Candace L. Byrd, Chief of Staff
The Office of the Chief of Staff provides advice and guidance to the Mayor on legislative and political issues and serves as liaison to the public and private sectors in fostering partnerships and the development of revenue generating initiatives. The Office of the Chief of Staff also provides supervision and policy direction over External Affairs & International Relations, Constituent Services, Communications, Human Services, all festivals/special events and special projects.
Offices & Agencies:
Office of Communications
Office of Constituent Services
Office of Contract Compliance
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of Human Services
Focus on Results Atlanta Office
Office of Special Events
Office of Weed & Seed
Office of Sustainability
Office of International Affairs
Office of Enterprise Assets Management
Mayor Kasim Reed has designated a wide variety of administrative groups to handle the city’s business effectively.
We invite you to take a look at the agencies detailed here, including the Office of Communication, the voice of our City government; the Office of Community Technology, which provides high-tech community outreach; and the Office of Constituent Services, which stands ready to serve all citizens of Atlanta. Here you’ll also learn about the liaison services of the Office of Contract Compliance, the maintenance activities of the Office of General Services and the reforms of the Office of Program Management. Finally, the Office of Special Events will help you plan an event on city property.
In Atlanta’s continued effort to be of greater service to all its residents and businesses, we hope you find this information useful.