News Briefs: COO resigns; museum renovations; car vandals

After nearly three years with the City of Atlanta, Chief Operating Officer Michael Geisler has announced his resignation effective Aug. 6. Geisler has served as COO since November 2012, after he was chosen to replace Duriya Farooqui. “It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve Mayor Kasim Reed and the City of Atlanta,” said Geisler. “Under Mayor Reed’s leadership and vision, the City has been able to achieve major accomplishments and milestones, and has a strong relationship with the business community. We have much to be proud of.” Deputy COO Kristin Wilson will serve as interim COO while a permanent replacement is sought.

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will be closing Aug. 1 for a big renovation project. The updates, which will be completed in late 2015, will include an added mezzanine level, two new permanent exhibits, enhanced existing galleries and permanent performance space. The museum is hosting a number of events during its final weeks. Visit for details.

Atlanta Police are looking for information about vandals who damaged five cars in the parking deck of the Camden Vantage Apartments on Jackson Street in the Old Fourth Ward on June 30. No property was taken, but gang logos were sprayed on some cars. The suspects and their car can been seen in the surveillance video below.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley is the editor of Atlanta Intown.