South Fulton administrator named to metro leadership post

On Wednesday Nov. 28 City of South Fulton City Manager Odie Donald II was elected as treasure of the Young Government Leaders Atlanta Chapter 2019 Executive Leadership Board, according to a press release.

YGL is a 10,000+ member, non-profit organization for aspiring government leaders. The Atlanta Chapter of YGL operates under the auspices of the national YGL and is dedicated “to educate, inspire, and transform future government leaders in the Atlanta area.”

YGL-Atlanta’s Executive Leadership Board serves over 1,000 public servants on a federal, state, and local level by providing a community of leadership through professional development activities, networking opportunities, social events, seminars, fellowships, and scholarships.

As the elected Treasurer, Donald’s term begins Jan. 1. His responsibilities include but are not limited to: keeping an accurate account of all funds spent by YGL Atlanta, maintaining records for each transaction and copies of receipts for spending, preparing and adhering to an approved budget in conjunction with the President & Vice President, managing the collection or disbursement of funds as well as working closely with any fundraising activities.

Prior to his role as City Manager for the City of South Fulton, he was the Director for the Washington, DC Department of Employment Services. He also worked as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Director for the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Executive Director of the DC Workforce Investment Council.

Donald has recently been recognized by the organization for his public service. In May 2018, he was selected to join the Young Government Leaders - Atlanta’s 2018 Class of the 2nd Annual YoungGov40 Awards. The YoungGov40 Award honors and highlights the metro Atlanta region’s top government employees under the age of 40. Mr. Donald II, was among 36 recipients that were selected to receive this honor from across various federal, state, and local agencies in the region for 2018.