Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced late Friday that she would replace seven top city officials including City Attorney Jeremy Berry and Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Catherine Buell. This photo is from May 9. Bob Andres
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Search for Hartsfield-Jackson manager continues amid City Hall shakeup

The search for a general manager of the world’s busiest airport continues amid a City Hall shakeup.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a press release Friday afternoon saying the search for an airport general manager and five other cabinet positions with the city is still underway. For most of those positions, there are leaders or interim leaders in the roles today. Current Hartsfield-Jackson International leader Roosevelt Council has been carrying on with running the airport.

But Bottoms announced the departure of seven other cabinet members, including her chief financial officer and city attorney. She added that those positions “will be backfilled over the next few months.” Two other cabinet members will “transition into different roles within the city.”

“Today’s announcement marks the transition of nearly 20 Cabinet members,” Bottoms said in the statement.

Bottoms announced the search for an airport manager and other cabinet positions in January. Earlier this month she asked Council and the rest of her cabinet to submit their resignations, saying she would later decide which resignations she would accept.

Since then, Council has carried on with the day-to-day work of running the airport, including appearing at public city council committee meetings to present airport-related measures and answer questions from council members.

The mayor recently indicated the airport manager search would continue for a couple of months, saying the slate of finalists “should be available in June.”

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