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Macrina’s Term Ends As Watershed Management Commissioner

According to a news release, Jo Ann Macrina is out as the Department of Watershed Management commissioner in Atlanta.
According to a news release, Jo Ann Macrina is out as the Department of Watershed Management commissioner in Atlanta.
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Jo Ann Macrina is no longer the commissioner of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management, according to a news statement released Saturday afternoon from the city of Atlanta.

She had been the commissioner since 2011.

“I would like to thank Jo Ann Macrina for her work on behalf of the residents of Atlanta and I wish her well moving forward in her career,” Mayor Kasim Reed said in the statement. “The Department of Watershed Management provides critical services to Atlanta residents and businesses, and I will ensure that it has effective leadership who will deliver operational excellence.”

William Johnson, who joined the Reed administration this month as the city’s deputy chief operating officer, will serve as the Watershed Department’s interim commissioner, according to the statement.

“I am pleased to welcome William Johnson to our senior team,” Reed said. “I am confident that his leadership and operating experience in the public and private sectors will enhance our Administration’s focus on operational efficiency and customer service.”

Johnson previously worked as the director of Baltimore’s Department of Transportation.