Marsha Anderson Bomar, AICP, ENV SP
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Marsha took the helm of the CID in 2016, bringing with her more than 40 years of experience in the field of civil engineering, planning and community development. As executive director, Marsha will lead day-to-day operations at the CID and ensure that the organization progresses toward its goal of increasing commercial values in the district by enhancing public safety, developing community identity, improving mobility for all modes of transport, encouraging quality redevelopment and maximizing property owner investment.
Alyssa Davis, AICP
Assistant Executive Director
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As Program Director, Alyssa oversees the CID’s plans and projects. She works to implement a wide range of transportation improvements including road, trail, intersection, streetscaping, bridge, and transit projects. Alyssa also manages the CID’s redevelopment incentives, code enforcement, and grant submittals.
Alyssa completed her undergraduate degree at Davidson College in North Carolina. After graduating, she joined Teach for America, a highly selective corps of recent college graduates who commit to teaching in under-resourced public schools. She taught in the South Bronx for three years while also earning a Master’s in Teaching from Pace University in New York City. After teaching for two more years in the Atlanta Public Schools, she earned her Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Alyssa has worked for the CID since 2009. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), a graduate of Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute and leadership Gwinnett.
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As Communications Director for the CID, Joel is primarily charged with overseeing all marketing and public relations activities for the organization. Prior to joining the CID in 2010, Joel worked for A. Brown-Olmstead Associates, a boutique public relations firm in Buckhead. Joel also completed public relations internships at InterContinental Hotels Group and WellStar Health System and is a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development and a member of a number of groups including the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Millennial Advisory Panel and the Council for Quality Growth’s Emerging Leaders.
Joel received his Bachelor’s degree, in Communication Studies, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Joel lives in Smyrna with his wife, Anna Rose and three children.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations for the CID, Robert oversees the CID’s landscaping efforts including sidewalk construction as well as overseeing the CID’s nightly private security patrols. Robert performs administrative duties for the executive director including coordinating office support services, facilities management, preparing reports and handling banking and financial logistics. Robert is a Florida native who earned his Bachelor’s degree, in Political Science from Florida State University. After graduating, he served as a close aide to Congressman Vern Buchanan (13th District – Florida) before leaving to join the CID in 2007. Robert enjoys all outdoor activities, but especially golf, tennis, and hunting.