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Atlanta’s chief resilience officer resigns to assist ailing mother

Chief Resilience Officer Amol Naik is retiring at the end of the month. CONTRIBUTED
Chief Resilience Officer Amol Naik is retiring at the end of the month. CONTRIBUTED

Atlanta’s Chief Resilience Officer is leaving at the end of the month to care for his ailing mother, city officials announced in a press release.

Chief Resilience Officer Amol Naik’s resignation is effective June 28.

“My family has long been coping with the difficult impacts of Alzheimer’s disease, and it has become clear in recent days that it is time for me to be with my family and rally around my mother,” Naik said in a statement.

Naik joined the administration last July and oversaw Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ One Atlanta mission, which included creating an affordable and welcoming Atlanta and an ethical, transparent and fiscally responsible government, according to the release.

His accomplishments included the unanimous passage of Clean Energy Atlanta, a comprehensive plan to transition the City and community to 100% clean energy by 2035, the transformation of the city’s first food forest and the repurposing of the Atlanta City Detention Center.


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“Speaking on behalf of the City, thank you to Amol for serving this administration and helping to eliminate the needless barriers to success all too many in our city face,” Bottoms said in a statement. “We wish Amol and his family nothing but the best.”

Naik thanked Bottoms and her team and said he was proud of what they’ve been able to accomplish.

“I have been honored to have a front row seat to some of our city’s most remarkable milestones,” he said.

Chief Equity Officer Bill Hawthorne will serve as interim Chief Resilience Officer and oversee the One Atlanta office.

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