“This is home,” Atkinson, 50, said in a news release. “This city has meant a lot to my family. I have so many memories here, and it’s exciting to see how we are progressing as a city. The Doraville of today is not the Doraville of 30 years ago. I see great things ahead.”
Atkinson also became Doraville’s interim city manager on Jan. 1, 2020. He will continue in that role until a permanent city manager is hired from a search that is underway, officials said.