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Dunwoody's McGuire Brings Passion, Experience to ARC Board

Minuard C. “Mickey” McGuire of Dunwoody is the newest board member for the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Minuard C. “Mickey” McGuire of Dunwoody. Credit: Atlanta Regional Commission
Minuard C. “Mickey” McGuire of Dunwoody. Credit: Atlanta Regional Commission

From a news release:

The Atlanta Regional Commission’s newest board member, Minuard C. “Mickey” McGuire of Dunwoody, brings a wealth of experience in regional and state policymaking to the board of directors of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

He was sworn in Wednesday at the commission’s monthly board meeting.

The Atlanta Regional Commission is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta and 69 other cities. The commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.

McGuire began his career as a planner at ARC in 1973 before joining the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. Over the next 33 years, he held several positions in state government, including director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and director of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, before retiring as the director of administration in the office of Georgia’s Secretary of State.

During his career, McGuire also took leadership roles in the American Society of Public Administrators and the Conference of Minority Public Administrators. He also served on the regional boards of the Council on Battered Women, Georgia CHARLEE, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Georgians for Victims Justice and the Officer Drew Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund.

McGuire earned his Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University in 1973. He represents ARC Citizen District 11, which includes parts of DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties.

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