Marva Lewis. Image via Facebook.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Chief of Staff Marva Lewis will be leaving City Hall at the end of 2019’s first quarter to return to the private sector.
Lewis is one of the highest-ranking advisors to the mayor. She manages top personnel and oversees both legislative and policy matters, according to city materials. Since taking her position in 2018, Lewis was integral in passing the city’s 2019 budget, helped launch the 100,000 Opportunity Youth Initiative to drive workforce development and community engagement and helped recruit and onboard the mayor’s cabinet.
Lewis also helped with the city’s external affairs, international relations, immigrant affairs, human trafficking elimination, and arts and cultural programing, city materials indicate.
“Marva Lewis has been and remains a trusted advisor. Her leadership guided our Administration through a successful first year and I am excited to see what her future holds,” Bottoms said in a statement. “Upon entering City Hall, Marva promised us one year. During that time, her focus on driving results, executing our vision and building strong relationships both internally and externally helped ensure that we have the right people and priorities in place to effectively govern. One year later, she has fulfilled her promise and I will always be grateful for both her service and her friendship.”
Lewis remain in her current role through March 2019, according to city materials. She will work closely with the mayor to ensure the transition process is as painless as possible during Super Bowl LIII, the 2019 State of the City address and other important events.
“Serving the City of Atlanta has been the opportunity of a lifetime. From the first time I met Mayor Bottoms, I knew she was the right woman to lead Atlanta into the future. Now, stakeholders engage daily with the leader I met years ago, and the Administration is successfully realizing the Mayor’s vision for One Atlanta,” Lewis said in a statement. “I will forever treasure my time on the campaign, during the mayoral transition, and ultimately as Chief of Staff of this great city. I look forward to the new opportunities that the new year will bring.”