Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms hires new chief of staff 

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms named Georgia’s housing deputy commissioner as her chief of staff. 

Carmen Chubb will start her new job at City Hall in March following  Bottoms’ State of The City address, according to a city press release. Chubb serves as deputy commissioner for housing at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, where she has worked for the past 25 years. 

“Carmen Chubb has had an exemplary career in public service and will bring a strong track record of leadership to City Hall,” Bottoms said in a statement. “I also look forward to the housing insight and expertise that she will offer the administration.”

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Bottoms’ former chief of staff Marva Lewis resigned from her position after only serving a year in her position. Lewis, who managed Bottoms’ 2017 campaign, is returning to the private sector.

A University of Georgia alum, Chubb joined the Georgia Housing and Finance Authority in 1990 as an accounting manager, before the agency merged with the Department of Community Affairs in 1996. 

Chubb has graduated from several professional programs, including the Executive Education Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She currently pursuing her executive MBA at Kennesaw State University. 

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