Special to the Daily World
The Atlanta City Council, under the leadership of Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell, has announced the appointment of Ms. Tangela M. Williams as the new Council staff director.
The Council staff director is responsible for supporting the City Council and the Council legislative process by directing research into issues of interest to members of the City Council; managing the drafting and preparation of Council legislative documents and coordinating the required review and scheduling of discussion of legislative items. The director also prepares the operating budget for the legislative branch and works with City department executives, the Mayor’s staff, and City legal staff to assure thorough and extensive research is conducted into proposed legislation and legal issues.
Williams, a certified public accountant, brings to city government a wealth of experience in management accounting, budgeting, strategic planning, forecasting, financial analysis, relationship building, training and management.
“I am pleased to welcome Ms. Williams to our team,” said Council President Mitchell. “She brings with her an extensive amount of professional experience that will undoubtedly strengthen the City Council’s operations and overall effectiveness as a deliberative body.”
Williams, an Atlanta native, said her experience allows for the development of new and innovative ways of serving the needs of the citizens of Atlanta.
“I hope to bridge my corporate experience with the public sector for the best of both worlds,” Williams said.
Prior to joining city government, Williams served most recently as Vice President of Finance for Atlantic Capital Bank in Atlanta, where she managed the $1 billion bank’s budgeting and forecasting processes, line of business and relationship manager reporting and cost allocations. She was also instrumental in the implementation of a new budget, planning, and management reporting system.
Williams earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia in Athens and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.