Atlanta mayor to hold press conference after ousters of airport manager, watershed commissioner

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will hold a press conference Monday to discuss "recent personnel changes," after ousting both the manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and the leader of Atlanta's water and sewer department.

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Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Late Friday evening, a statement from the mayor's office announced that Miguel Southwell, general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson, will no longer lead the airport. Roosevelt Council, the airport's chief financial officer, will serve as interim general manager of the airport.

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DECEMBER 27, 2015 ATLANTA Airport Manager Miguel Southwell gives remarks during the ceremony. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport awarded its 100 millionth passenger for 2015 with prizes including a new car, two free airline tickets and a small crowd of officials and television cameras early Sunday December 27, 2015. The Atlanta airport — the world’s busiest — is the first airport in the world to handle 100 million passengers in a year. “It’s our commitment that we maintain our position as the world’s most traveled airport,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed during remarks at the airport before the flight arrived Sunday morning. The winner, a man from Biloxi named Larry Kendrick who arrived at the airport in blue jeans, an orange t-shirt and a baseball cap, was surprised to learn upon landing that he had been selected as the 100 millionth passenger. KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

DECEMBER 27, 2015 ATLANTA Airport Manager Miguel Southwell gives remarks during the ceremony. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport awarded its 100 millionth passenger for 2015 with prizes including a new car, two free airline tickets and a small crowd of officials and television cameras early Sunday December 27, 2015. The Atlanta airport — the world’s busiest — is the first airport in the world to handle 100 million passengers in a year. “It’s our commitment that we maintain our position as the world’s most traveled airport,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed during remarks at the airport before the flight arrived Sunday morning. The winner, a man from Biloxi named Larry Kendrick who arrived at the airport in blue jeans, an orange t-shirt and a baseball cap, was surprised to learn upon landing that he had been selected as the 100 millionth passenger. KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

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DECEMBER 27, 2015 ATLANTA Airport Manager Miguel Southwell gives remarks during the ceremony. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport awarded its 100 millionth passenger for 2015 with prizes including a new car, two free airline tickets and a small crowd of officials and television cameras early Sunday December 27, 2015. The Atlanta airport — the world’s busiest — is the first airport in the world to handle 100 million passengers in a year. “It’s our commitment that we maintain our position as the world’s most traveled airport,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed during remarks at the airport before the flight arrived Sunday morning. The winner, a man from Biloxi named Larry Kendrick who arrived at the airport in blue jeans, an orange t-shirt and a baseball cap, was surprised to learn upon landing that he had been selected as the 100 millionth passenger. KENT D. JOHNSON/ kdjohnson@ajc.com

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Reed announced Saturday that Jo Ann Macrina was removed as commissioner of the city's Department of Watershed Management. William Johnson, the city's deputy chief operating officer, will serve as interim commissioner.

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Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

Credit: Kelly Yamanouchi

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