Recently, board members of the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District (GVCID) voted in a specially called meeting to hire Marsha Anderson Bomar to fill the position of executive director. Earlier this month, Anderson Bomar was named the sole finalist after an extensive search. Her first day leading the CID will be Junemarsha_headshotwebsite 1.

Anderson Bomar boasts more than 40 years of experience in the field of civil engineering,
planning and community development. That experience includes founding Street Smarts in 1990 and Data Smarts in 1993. Under her leadership those companies grew to employ more than 120 individuals with annual revenues of almost $20 million before being purchased by Stantec, an international consultancy.

Anderson Bomar has also served as a member of the Duluth City Council since first being elected in 2006 and is engaged in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations in Gwinnett, the metro Atlanta region and beyond.

“As the gateway to Gwinnett, the Village has a great opportunity and responsibility,” said Anderson Bomar. “I look forward to working with staff as well as partners old and new to realize the full potential of the District.”

In the specially called meeting the board also voted to promote Alyssa Davis from the position of program director to assistant executive director.JRS_8050w

“I appreciate the boards support and the opportunity to take on more responsibility at the CID, said Davis. “We’re thrilled to have Marsha as our new Executive Director, and I look forward to working with her and the rest of the CID team to continue to improve transportation options and quality of life in Gwinnett Village.”

Davis joined the staff in 2009 as an intern until 2010 when she completed her Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning for the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned her first Master degree in teaching from Pace University in New York City, which she utilized while participating in the Teach for America program. Davis earned her undergraduate degree from Davidson College in North Carolina. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), a graduate of Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Leadership Gwinnett, and is a board member for Advance Atlanta.