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North Fulton CID gains territory, loses director

Hanlon takes position with Perimeter CIDs

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North Fulton CID shared costs on the new $18 million Encore Parkway Bridge which opened in April. The bridge provides access from Westside Parkway over Ga. 400 to North Point Mall. From left: Kimley Horn planner and landscape consultant for the North Fulton CID Eric Bosman; former North Fulton CID Executive Director Ann Hanlon; and senior project manager Aaron Wadley with Atkins North America Inc.


ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The North Fulton Community Improvement District is getting a new image.

Ann Hanlon, who has led the CID for the past 10 years has stepped down as executive director to take a similar position with the Perimeter CIDs.

Hanlon said she is proud of the accomplishments made over the past decade and looks forward to new challenges taking the reins at Perimeter.

Hanlon has served as executive director for the North Fulton CID since 2005. During that time, she has helped guide the organization through millions of dollars-worth of projects, including, and most recently sharing the cost of the $18 million Encore Parkway Bridge. The CID is also helping fund the extension to Northwinds Parkway, which will provide access up to Kimball Bridge Road.

Prior to joining the North Fulton CID, Hanlon served as project manager with the Perimeter CID and as a senior program specialist at the Atlanta Regional Commission. She was appointed to the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority in 2015 and is in line to become the first female chair of the Council for Quality Growth, a regional-based growth entity.

At Perimeter, Hanlon will dive headfirst into plans to improve traffic flow along the I-285/Ga. 400 corridors, one of the busiest interchanges in the state. The Perimeter CIDs took the lead in securing funding for the state’s first diverging diamond interchange five years ago at Ashford Dunwoody Road and I-285 as a means of improving traffic flow in that area.

State Sen. Brandon Beach, president and CEO of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, said he helped launch the North Fulton CID in 2003.

“I ran it for a year and ran the chamber, and I realized I couldn’t do both, and I hired Ann Hanlon,” he said. “It was the best decision I ever made, and she’s been with me for 13 years.”

Since its inception in 2003, the North Fulton CID has invested $18 million to bring more than $90 million in infrastructure projects to the area. The district, which raises funding through a voluntary property tax on local commercial properties, stretches along Ga. 400 from Mansell Road north to McGinnis Ferry Road.

While a search begins for a new executive director, the North Fulton CID is extending its reach to include more properties, primarily concentrated in an area along Westside Parkway, just south of Haynes Bridge Road.

Plans call for the addition of 366 properties into the North Fulton CID. Of that amount, 28 parcels are commercial. The CID anticipates these properties will increase the district’s value by $174,000.

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