MARTA Deputy General Manager Collie Greenwood Appointed to Fulton Technology & Energy Enhancement Authority
The MARTA Board of Directors has appointed Deputy General Manager of Operations Collie Greenwood to the newly formed Fulton Technology & Energy Enhancement Authority.
Georgia House Bill 762 created the Authority to identify, target, and alleviate specific elements related to the underdevelopment of technological resources and energy burdens which result in poverty, then develop programs to address them. The bill acknowledges that these deficiencies hinder the development and redevelopment of impoverished pockets of Fulton County, and deny residents the opportunity for prosperity.
“While Fulton County does have agencies and programs that work to eliminate blight, improve education and workforce resources, and alleviate poverty, none of these are designed to provide specific assistance in improving technological and energy resources and reducing the energy burden on residents of these pockets,” said sponsor of HB 762 State Representative Mesha Mainor.
The Authority is governed by a board of seven members, serving four-year terms, who are appointed by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and agencies that serve Fulton County, including the Development Authority of Fulton County, the Atlanta Regional Commission, and MARTA.
“MARTA plays an important role providing access to jobs and education for those living at the poverty line, and we take seriously our commitment to energy conservation and technological advancement,” said MARTA Board Chair Rita Scott. “Collie Greenwood oversees operations at MARTA and his involvement in zero emission technology required to launch our new electric buses demonstrates to the board that he is the right fit for this new Authority.”
Added Greenwood, “I believe technology and energy enhancement play important roles in city building and improvement and I am honored to join this talented, multi-faceted group in pursuit of such an important, shared mandate.”
Greenwood joined MARTA in July 2019 as Chief of Bus Operations and was promoted to Deputy General Manager of Operations in January of this year.