Norcross, GA ‐ April 13, 2023 – Gateway85 Community Improvement District (GW85 CID) is proud to announce the addition of former U.S. Representative Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux to its team as a consultant on special projects. Bourdeaux’s first day will be April 17, 2023.
In her new role, Dr. Bourdeaux will work on a range of special projects, including electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within the district and efforts to improve Jimmy Carter Boulevard, among other efforts.
Dr. Bourdeaux has built a career at the intersection of public policy, politics and governance. She served as a Democratic Member of Congress from Georgia from 2021-2022 after winning one of the most competitive races in the country.
“Given her expertise and experience, Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux is an incredible addition to our small but mighty team. She will concentrate on efforts that will bring immediate benefit to our members and the district as a whole,” said Emory Morsberger, Executive Director – Gateway85 CID.
During her time in Congress, Dr. Bordeaux focused on health care, small business and infrastructure and worked extensively with the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus to help pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is one of the most significant investments in infrastructure in U.S. history.
“I have been intimately involved in the creation of Community Improvement Districts and appreciate their ability to advance communities through infrastructure improvements, security, beautification and more. I love the international aspect of the Gateway85 district and am thrilled to be joining the team in its endeavors to make the area a global tech hub that will benefit the entire county and beyond,” Bourdeaux said.
Prior to entering politics, Dr. Bourdeaux was a noted state and local public finance expert and held an appointment as an Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy at Georgia State University. Her peers elected her for membership of the National Academy for Public Administration, and she served as Chair of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, founded the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University and wrote an award-winning dissertation on the use of special purpose governments to finance critical community infrastructure. Dr. Bourdeaux also served as Director of Georgia’s Senate Budget and Evaluation Office during the Great Recession, where she received recognition by the Senate for significant service to the State of Georgia (S. Res. 1598).
Dr. Bourdeaux will also continue to teach at the University of Georgia.