City of Atlanta Advisory Roundtable with Commissioner Al Wiggins

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Name: City of Atlanta Advisory Roundtable with Commissioner Al Wiggins
Date: January 3, 2024
Time: 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Join the Council for Quality Growth's City of Atlanta Advisory Roundtable on January 3, 2024 at 8:15 AM in-person at Selig Enterprises to hear an update from the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner Al Wiggins. 

Al Wiggins
Department of Public Works
City of Atlanta

Al Wiggins, Jr. serves as the Commissioner for the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW). In this role, Wiggins is responsible for oversight of the department’s $103M annual operating budget and provides leadership to the department’s nearly 600 employees. Wiggins is a senior executive who is adept at improving organizations by advancing the quality of services and implementing innovative processes and procedures.

Commissioner Wiggins brings over 20 years of professional experience in city, county, and local
government to the Department of Public Works. He has long proven himself as a strategic,
organizational leader with the ability to exercise financial controls, manage budgets and improve
staff productivity. He has been employed with the City of Atlanta since March 1, 2021, leading
Public Works’ daily administrative operations and advancing the department forward with the
implementation of new technology, forging strategic business and community partnerships, and,
advancing solid waste operations throughout the pandemic.

Before his tenure as Commissioner, Wiggins, a United States Air Force veteran, also served as the
Deputy City Manager for the City of Chamblee, where he provided oversight of daily operations
and capital projects, including an audit of the City’s fee collections that corrected the fair market
tax value by over $40M, and aided in the recovery of over $500K in delinquent payments owed to
the City. Wiggins also implemented a cost-neutral reorganization of the Parks and Public Works
Departments that eliminated redundant services and increased the delivery of high-priority

Wiggins previously served as City Manager and Planning, Building, and Zoning Director for the
City of Forest Park. Other local government positions held by Wiggins include Division Manager
with Cobb County Community Development, Lead City Marshal with the City of Smyrna, and
Public Works Supervisor with the City of Avondale Estates. He launched his career in local
government as a police officer in the City of Avondale Estates

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Selig Enterprises
1100 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
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